Cutting is by far my most favorite piece of creating — for me. Even before I touch my sewing machine, I have an idea of what the final product is going to look like. I love when you lay down all the pieces and it begins to look realistic — especially when using commercially printed fabrics — when you can disengage the brain enough to go beyond the prints.

This is what I have been working on — a portrait of a friend of mine. Just her naked face — I still have her hair — and a lot of detail in the ear, eyes, and mouth — but you can begin to see her peaking out at you through the fabric.