I stitched this piece while enjoying six weeks at an artist residency program in that fall. It is called the MacNamara Foundation and is located on Westport Island, Maine. Stitching on a Decision Portrait Series piece was wonderful. It allowed me to immediately start working on a familiar project, comfortable material, and with a clear goal.
I'm also very pleased with the portrait. I wanted the words to swirl around her head as if visualization of the internal thoughts. The phrase at the top and bottom are therefore couched straight across and in a different shade because it is her adult reflection of life since these dark days.