Often I like to incorporate “surprise elements” in my art. Sometimes they are
obvious to the viewer and sometimes one must look closer to discover them. For
example, in this piece there are two dried flowers on the left corner of the
vase. I picked them from the backyard garden I used to have while living in
Minnesota. The newsprint I used is from a trip I took last summer.
Detail, using thick 12 weight- Aurifil thread in the sewing machine.