I've received a few emails asking about my painting and more specifically about my header and if I painted it. I did, waaaay back in 2005.
Sandy Kuczyk, who was the editor at the time of the decorative painting magazine "Painting", asked me if I could design something sewing-related for their Mother's Day issue.
My painting career involved designing, publishing and travel teaching to places as far away as Japan and lasted twenty-five wonderful years. I made many friends from many different walks of life, parts of the world and from varied and diverse backgrounds. The common thread that brought us together was the joy of painting.
I am now finding that the same spirit also lives within quilters and bloggers. The hearts are as big, the world just as small and the people just as giving of their time and expertise. I thank you all for adding something special to my life each and every day.
The tin sewing box now sits on top of the antique treadle machine right next to my computer desk in my studio as a constant reminder of the two things in life that have brought and continue to bring me so much pleasure...painting and sewing/quilting.
Thanks for asking and thanks for allowing me to share. And as always...