"Visual ideas come to me as invitations to explore. I impose limitations on myself, allowing only certain colors or special types of fabric, and within those limits I play. How far can my imagination reach? How many variations can I design? Surprisingly, these self-imposed limits spur my creativity, rather than dampen it. I am challenged to be more inventive, to search harder for solutions. The design phase is my favorite part of the process; I take a child’s joy in making the picture, giving no thought to the technical difficulties that may come later when I render it in cloth."