start again

Paula Kovarik, 2013. Hands

This is a work-in-progress shot of a piece I started while mom was sick. It is done on a simple linen dress my friend Leigh Ann found for me (she is my best treasure hunter).

Coming back to it now after mom has passed brings up memories of sitting by her bed. After she fell asleep, I sat in front of the numbing TV set to disappear into a new mindset by stitching compulsively on this dress. I wasn't sure where it was going, I just knew I had to have something to keep me busy. I think I will put the dress back together and hang it from a hanger, maybe with a lining made from one of her garments. 

Wish I could bring her back as simply as that.