My recent works have focused on interpreting my original drawings into stitch-able, digitized embroidery files. These I sew, with colorful thread combinations as my palette, onto an archival microfiber paper I have painted and printed with Encaustic and Oil paint. To the embroidered images, I stitch down appliquéd shapes cut from other paintings and prints, finally adding decorative machine stitching accents and sequins. The embellishments create a fantastic world for the drawings to inhabit. The works begin with no particular result in mind. I just let the pieces unfold as the process progresses. When the piece feels finished, I title the works hinting at the “story” I see. I hope the novel visual situations and the unusual construction of the pieces spark the viewer's interest and imagination so they engage with the work on a personal level.