These new small-scale paintings were created using gouache on handmade paper. I then “drew” with a sewing machine using various colored threads. I am using the thread as a painted line, playing with the marks and motifs that the machine allows me. They are sewn directly with no preliminary sketches, just instinctive gesture, sometimes in a similar color to enhance a texture, other times contrasting as a new element. The entangled threads that dangle down emphasize the materiality. Working so closely to the surface, I am drawn in, aware of my senses of seeing, breathing, touching and feeling…………….escaping into the new surfaces.