Because of her hand work, I feel as if I know her.
Valerie Hearder shared these (and other beautiful pieces) with us last week at Penny Beren's home in Nova Scotia. I went there for four days to enjoy a most nourishing retreat with these old friends.
|Valerie Hearder, Penny Berens, Margi Hennen, the two dogs are Kayla and Shandy|
A: They have integrity.
The marks are varied. They are bold.
The artist spent time and thought on her work.
I feel as if I know her. I feel her hands.
I understand that she observes her world and that it is urgent for her that she communicates about those observations.