HERE I AM AT A FRIEND’S ART SHOW, IN JULY 2016. IT WAS A VERY HAPPY DAY. PHOTO BY MY DAUGHTER :: ADELINE JESSICA CRITES-MOORE

       HERE I AM AT A FRIEND’S ART SHOW, IN JULY 2016. IT WAS A VERY HAPPY DAY. PHOTO BY MY DAUGHTER :: ADELINE JESSICA CRITES-MOORE

If anything defines me, it is my love of color. I swoon for colors of all sorts: rich/dull, saturated/faded, dark and deep/pale and barely there, and many shades of grey. 

I have worked with textiles for many years and I am drawn to the ones that have had a life before I met them ... vintage linens, antique silks, old sweaters, can all become fodder for my work. As can old buttons and a variety of found objects. I like to cut and tear and patch ... and then stitch, stitch, stitch. It can be quite difficult to decide when a piece has 'enough' stitches. 

I also enjoy photography, making jewelry, and a variety of other creative endeavors. Making things is a form of meditation and it keeps me centered.