From the first time I picked up a piece of thread and attempted to capture my visions with embroidery—I’ve been fascinated with the intersection of humans and nature, and with doors and plants. For each of these things, there’s so much story behind them. When we invite plants into our living spaces, our homes, inside and out, we learn that we are better together. Not only do they bring life into our lives, but they also remind us of the cycle of life.
You know that word game where one person says one word and another immediately says one that relates to the first word, and you go back and forth, back and forth, exchanging related words, but also new ideas? I played this game the other day with myself as I explored all of the things that doors represent: welcome, comfort, rest, safety, responsibility, unknown, truth, privacy, familiar people, new people. More than anything, whether you are walking through a new door or an unknown door, doors provide an opportunity to enter, to make the right choice, and to be the better you.