This piece started with an 8.5”x11” sample for a class demonstration for machine appliqué. The cup is an everyday object that everyone recognizes and uses. I wanted to make a kimono shape, so I added more pieces to the sides and I made it longer by adding more strips to the bottom edge. The idea is very down to earth—I just wanted to play with the fabric and embellishment. As the piece grew and evolved, and I was having fun with paint, I began writing on the surface “here now here now here now”. Then I printed NOW at the opening of the cup.