There’s a powerful seeking in all of us, and in order to live its blessings, we need good containers, good tools, and good friends along the path. Inevitably, we’re going to run into monsters, beautiful and otherwise. We’re going to feel sometimes as though all our searching is pretty inconvenient. Couldn’t we just settle down, already? We’re going to wish to give ourselves away, and when that happens, it helps a lot to have frameworks and points of reference to help us find center again. My own lifelong frameworks are art-making, Buddhist practice, pilgrimage, and depth psychology. I’ve been around the block, tried many things, succeeded and failed, and carried my heart through many of this world’s wild, beautiful, boring, terrible, sacred spaces. My work is a ritual of waking up: stitch by stitch, image by image, dance by dance: coming to meet the world with my heart, my hands, my eyes, my whole body and being.