Be it ever so humble, there's no place like home.

"When I was a little girl, my Grandpa Bert had a farm that was the most magical place to me. While the old farmhouse was rather humble, it holds some of my favorite childhood memories. Being a lover of all things miniature, I was fascinated by the honey bees he kept. I imagined what a wonderful house I could make out those beehives! There were so many places to play as a child and I was always tickled to find a bird's nest. On rare occasions, I could peek inside the nest and see tiny speckled eggs. When I think of the places that feel like home, the farm always comes to mind.

Drawing these memories with pen & ink has added a subtle texture to the artwork that I love. I also chose to eliminate borders on the images in the panel to make them easier to cut to the sizes needed for quilts and banners, stitcheries, and every manner of project."

By Kathy Schmitz