I grew up drawing, painting, sewing and doing many crafts. I started teaching drawing and sewing in my 20's and continued until I retired from teaching classes and private lessons a few years ago.
I use a variety of mediums in my artwork. Many times the medium is chosen by the person ordering a commission. With stitching, I applique, embroidery, piece, bead and tat for my pieces.
When I am not working on a commission using someone else's inspiration, I find the world around me gives me lots of ideas for painting, drawing or stitching.