James caught me pinning together the layers of the little quilt that will go inside the backpack. I had a piece of quilt batting that was exactly the right size, and I used up lots of odd bits of cloth. It went together like it was meant to be.
I'm an artist who has been making stuff for 30 years. I used to spin, knit, weave, quilt, design, write, embroider and garden, and I still do most of these things, but for the last few years I have been focused on stitching images from Canada's first natural history, the Codex Canadensis.
I try to live a life of minimal consumption and maximum creation. More and more, I see how these are connected.