I am preparing to teach Fabric and Paper Collage in Elliot Lake on Saturday. While gathering materials and samples I came across several images I'd done of my mother, who passed away one month ago today. This collage is from one of my journals.
She always encouraged me to find my own self. To follow my own interests. To save my own self and my own sanity. This advice from her during our weekly phone calls gave me the inner strength to go ahead and do what I wanted (and needed) to do in order to become the artist I was meant to be yet still also be a good mother and a decent wife.