I found these images of a piece I made in 2005. I remember wanting to use the materials themselves. The taffeta, journal papers, beads, and embroidered french knots enticed me. It's name, Secret Garden, comes from the use of those private journal papers, template papers for the applique and pieceing that were left as part of the work.
The theory is that we each have two sides - a side we present to the world, and an inner side, much more interesting. I can't remember which came first - the making or the thinking.
Maybe they came at the same time.