Book: Winter into Spring 2010 is 7inches by 9 inches by 1 inch thick. This is a journal I made using papers and fabrics I painted in January, February and March of this year. I started stitching bits and pieces together in April and May - enjoying the organic process of playing with each painted tidbit and stitching them with one of my favorite things: used tea bags. I simply made mini collages, not sure of where they would lead me. Throughout this time period, I was going through some spiritual searching - wondering why I'm here on earth, what I'm meant to do, what life is all about. Deep stuff that is made accessible when I can incorporate my thoughts into artwork! In June I decided the mini collages I'd been assembling were meant to be a book, so I added stamped and handwritten words to each page. I assembled the book and stitched another favorite item - fabulous fibers and yarns - to the outside. It is a wonderful piece of art that documents my life journey artistically and spiritually during the first few months of the year.