Time to experiment; I draw and paint because it feels like I am “really” making art when I do it. I’ve decided to push myself on some other fronts as well, with the thought that this may also push my drawing and painting. Or not – I'll find out. Here is a detail of “Guardian Angel,” an embroidered icon that I am working on. Having grown up with both my grandmother and mother sewing and knitting for their families (as I also used to sew, although I don't knit), employing needle and thread is a welcome return to my roots. The “zone” is found in this art form as much as any other I have practiced – so far, so good!