Working with textiles gives me the opportunity to express my artistic thoughts. I endeavor to capture the attention of the viewer with their initial sight and then draw them in for a closer look at the details. I particularly enjoy creating layers on my pieces. I add layers of color through the use of dyes and also by removing color. Another layer may be added with sheer fabrics and lastly, a layer with stitch. For me, the enjoyment is truly in the process of creating. Once I start, the piece leads me through to completion.