Now that we are into the new year, I am looking forward to some exciting projects and ventures. First and foremost, I am working on some big, dramatic pieces for my first gallery show this spring! I have also started making a series of smaller shrine boxes that are for sale before the show. Check out what I've been up to!
One Snapdragon offering that is deeply meaningful to me is my line of personal saints—which align with my desire to provide people with objects of support, protection, and inspiration as they go through difficult times or take exciting risks in life. Learn more about the history of the first saints I made and the process I use to decorate them so intricately!
In an effort to integrate my love of knitting with my love of folk art, I created these stuffed Day of the Dead skulls! Here are some process pictures showing the decision-making and brainstorming I did to decorate them. I played around with crochet, knitting, sequins, fake flowers, repurposed jewelry and more before settling on the final designs.
I never considered myself to be a visual artist when I was young. But I had an aunt who would always give me craft kits as presents, and I eventually started using them. I was especially fascinated by all forms of needlework. Everything I now make started with the basic cross-stitch kits available during my childhood--most of which were really boring designs--but I've come a long way since.