I always take my trusty Canon digital camera, because I often use my photos as a starting place for new work. The Energy Series was born on the 4th of July on the Charles River in Boston, waiting for the fireworks to begin. There were many lights reflected in the water, including police boats and trolley trains going across the bridge. I moved my camera with an open shutter and got some unusual lines and colors. They looked exciting and vibrant to me, like pure energy! I couldn't wait to get home and transfer some of these images into fabric and thread.

These pieces are all 16″ x 20″, mounted on a canvas, fused applique, machine quilted cotton, Shiva Paintsticks.