Embroidery is my way of drawing. I use my embroidery projects as sketches for ideas and to experiment with line quality, shading, colour and letter form. I have been working with a medical textbook for the last few years stitching different medical illustrations, my favorite illustrations are the brain and inner ear. I am also interested in the tradition of embroidered pillows and sheets. When I was an artist in residence at the Headlands, my studio was the former infirmary. It was just random luck that I was working on a bed sheet piece "Stay Awake" when I arrived.