What happens when your favorite activity hurts? I love to stitch. I love the feeling of threading a needle. I love shopping for embroidery floss. I love listening to YouTube or music while stitching. I feel in my bones that stitching is just "my thing".
The Universe does not agree.
Over the years, my hands have had aches and pains and I have been forced to take small breaks from creating art. It is now to the point where I need to take a big, long break.
I have been diagnosed with a muscle sprain (between the thumb and forefinger) and Carpal Tunnel. Luckily, when I am not doing art, I work part time as a Marketing Manager for a wellness clinic. The fabulous therapists at my clinic have been using various thera...
Like so many deadheads know, seeing the Grateful Dead just one time changed my world. I always loved fabric, drawing, sewing and music. But the band altered my artistic vision to include the people, the parking lot scene, the Guatemalan textiles, beads, friendships bracelets and tie-dye shirts.
This heavily influenced my decision to minor in fiber art in college where I learned how to dye fabric, how to embroider and how to express myself with these elements. I also minored in traveling to dead shows....gathering colorful friends, selling t-shirts, ankle bracelets with bells and veggie stir fry.
As any dead head knows, there is nothing like the parking lot scene. "Tune-In" was influenced by the fun we had sitting in t...