It began with the 2016 election. I created a fiber painting that I called Show Your Soul after a quote from Clarissa Estes Pinkola. She said at times like these the best we can do is “Show our souls.”
I loved her message and wanted to do something in reaction to having elected a misogynist (among other things) into the WhiteHouse. So I made posters using the image from my fiber painting and Estes Pinkola’s words and hung them in my town. I also gave them to people to hang in their towns.
This is where the idea came from for me to make more posters and postcards and eventually magnets using the images from my fiber paintings and their titles.
They all have to do with a sense of self-worth and being our true selves. Even my Twin Healing Trees speaks to this message of understanding the worth of our natural world and how we are connected to it.
My lastest magnet, I Belong To Me, is an image from a collage that came out of my recent self-imposed Artist Residency.