Floresita "tagged" me, so I guess it's my turn.
What are you working on?
I've been on a beading kick lately, but I always have a few needlework projects going. Like this:
And there's this:
How does your work differ from others of its genre?
I'm not sure it does, except perhaps in its eclecticness -- I faithfully follow others' designs, or use them as a starting point, or create my own. I work in bright colors, or neutrals, or dark and rich colors. I use pretty much any kind of fiber and canvas, and I'll try almost any technique or stitch once. The upside is that I never get bored; the downside is that I never become really good at any one skill.
Why do you create what you do?
Because I have to. I love working with my hands and creating something beautiful, and if I go too long without picking up a needle, I get itchy and lost. As my mom says, it's my therapy.
How does your creative process work?
In different ways. Sometimes I can trace the exact thought processes that lead to a finished project, and sometimes my inspiration is amorphous and not readily obvious. Sometimes I have a very clear idea of what I want to do, and sometimes the design evolves drastically as I work on it.
Now it's your turn!
I found Olisa at Cocoaeyes years ago, when she kindly made a felt alien ornament for me to give to my brother. Lately she's been working on some incredible geometric projects mixing thread and watercolors.
Lisa at A Cuppa Tea with Me has all sorts of amazing embroidery -- floral girly stuff, pop culture treats, and some saucy designs.
Finally, Jo at Serendipitous Stitching finds the neatest cross stitch designs.