The quote by Maxime Lagace, “By discovering nature, you discover yourself”, sums up my personal journey beautifully. I am happiest and most at peace when I’m walking among the trees, or feel a connection with the earth as I work the soil in my gardens. I discovered my first hooked pillow in a small store in Muskoka when visiting a friend at her cottage. That moment kindled a tiny desire that sat untended for years until I found a beginner rug hooking class with Martina Lesar in Caledon. From that moment on, my passion for rug hooking ignited and lit up the artistic beast that had been laying silent inside of me.
Seeking connection and personal challenge during the COVID pandemic I began entering my work in juried competitions and began creating commissioned pieces. These avenues opened a new world of opportunities to connect people and nature through my artistic medium.
What People Say About Nature
When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.John Muir
If you truly love nature you will find beauty everywhere.Vincent Van Gogh
There is no better designer than nature.Alexander McQueen