Life in Repeat
The process of textile design for me usually starts with watercolor, India ink or a good old-fashioned pen.
I rely on my library of sketchbooks
that have followed me around the world. They capture architecture, flower studies and favorite places.
Painting is just another way of keeping a diary
Treasures collected from nature inspire
Sometimes I carve a block
To see how the design will print in repeat.
When there is a design in my head it spills out onto the paper. I have to get it out before it disappears.
Next comes mixing colors.
I use oils to create the perfect hue.
Colors are put to fabric
And sent off to the mill to match
The world is but a canvas to our imagination
Henry David Thoreau
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