I make art in order to understand and express how I fit into this world. I write poetry and often my quilt art images are created to be a visual experience of the poem. I love words and challenge myself to create visual images of those that inspire me. I hope my images reflect some of the musings and experiences that all people seem to share. I am inspired by obvious things such as the color and pattern in a fine fabric or in the beauty of southern New Mexico and the Hill Country, and also by the more abstract ideas of spiritual living in this complex world.