I want to share here a little bit of my creative process. Painting is a very solitary activity for me, so sharing is very important to keep my work fresh and alive. Everything starts on my sketchbooks. It is there where I try new ideas and materials. I basically let the imagination go uncensored. I love bold shapes, colors and detailed textures and the textile arts are a big inspiration for me. It was a long process until I figured out that I wanted to merge textiles and botanical motifs. So I started drawing flowers stitched with beads, sequins and a variety of embroidery stitches. I enjoyed seeing the results. I could see that I was able to finally marry my passions for plants, painting, textiles and jewelry.