My art reflects my journey. We experience happiness, sorrow, love, disappointment, challenges, and successes, some small and some monumental. My art captures my story and is influenced by my heritage, where I have lived as well as my experiences as a teacher, mother, daughter, wife, and woman.Textiles is the medium I use to express my journey. The desire to use textile mediums is influenced by my personal exposure to it through my cultural background. I was taught to embroider, crochet, and knit at a very young age. I subsequently developed a strong love and affinity for everything textile and to the expression of art and craft using this medium. I embrace and incorporate textiles and textile traditions from around the world into my artwork some of which were taught by mentors who specialized in those fields, some of it influenced by my own story and heritage.