A huge thing happened to me on Friday. Okay, it didn’t happen to me, I made it happen and it changed my life.

This year—even with all the tragedies and setbacks—has really been about me taking steps to reclaim myself and begin to live happily, honestly, and more fully.

Self Study #5: Emergence

This is not the place to go into more details about what that means.

But let’s just say that for many years I was broken and didn’t surround myself at all times with the most supportive folks.

I have put myself back together.

Self Study #5: Emergence

And in so many ways I am emerging: out of a darkness and into full view in full light.

Self Study #5: Emergence

A rebirth in red.

Self Study #5: Emergence

Oh, yes. I’m here.

The Details:

Materials: All cotton solids, back/binding are same red as front
Techniques: Self-portrait applique (reverse and regular); machine pieced; machine channel quilted; hand bound
Finished size: 28″ x 42″
Started: September 13, 2013
Finished: September 22, 2013