One of My Heroes

From Karen Reimer's website

Karen Reimer is an artist who I have always liked, yet whose work is so close to my own that I consciously avoid looking at it too much for fear of either being too influenced by it, or neurotically just giving up because I will never do anything as good as hers.

But I did look her up today and found this interview with her on Mr X Stitch. It's great.

I especially love how she describes her work as "craft-based, concept-driven, and labor-intensive". That sure does it for me.