12″ x 17″


Fused raw edge applique, machine and hand stitched, photocopied abaca paper print, painted details


Cotton fabric, fusible web, acrylic and textile paint, gel medium, abaca paper, sequins, beads, novelty trims, batting

Knots & Tangles:

This was just fun to do!


I took a week long acrylic ink painting workshop, taught by Judy Coates-Perez. She was instructing how to create abaca transfers, and I chose this octopus to transfer onto my painted background. Meanwhile, my daughter informed me that she had lost her phone in the water while on a boat.

Completely Original

What's not mine?

abaca paper transfer of octopus image

Paint Used