Monica Henry: Needle Punching the Path to Creative Bliss
Updated: May 24
"Being able to create, I guess that is very personal, and it felt like I was slowly chipping away at finding myself again."
Monica had been an artist her whole life but it wasn't until she became a mother that she felt a calling for something new. While focusing her life on her children she began to feel as if she was losing herself. As she began to imagine designs of patterns and prints it was to her surprise that what she had imagined was creating bed sheets for her little one. This created a harmonious way for her to care for her child and fulfill her desire to create art. During this discovery period of Monica's life, she says it is something she will always remember and always look back on because it promoted a time of growth and discovery within herself. It didn't take long for other people to purchase her bedsheets and as more people started purchasing her products, she began developing talent for other mediums. When she dove into wool work she ultimately discovered her passion for needle punch canvas and blossomed into what Monica Henry is known as today. An idea that began as a way to find herself has flourished into something so special to Monica and the world. In our interview, she quotes, "Being able to create, I guess that is very personal, and it felt like I was slowly chipping away at finding myself again." The journey toward finding her latest style was a journey that led her back to finding herself, and that is a lesson and a story we can all hold dear in our hearts. Not only being exclusively yourself but the journey towards becoming oneself.
"It is your own little piece of you that no one else has."
When describing her love for art as an artist, Monica says, "It is your own little piece of you that no one else has." At Adaro Art Gallery, we are happy to share this little piece of Monica Henry with all of you. If you want a piece by Monica, visit our website at www.adaroart.com or our gallery at 21 Hub Lane, Watersound, Florida, 32461.