Helen is a textile artist, and her main focus, currently, is sourcing sustainable materials for my art pieces; she likes to use various natural fibres including wool, silk and love to bead and hand embroider leading to intricate pieces made with great love and care. This piece was created during the 2020 lockdown. The imposed restrictions allowed Helen to slow down and reflect and her home became her safe boundary. The daily walks with her dogs became more precious and Helen was struck at how quickly the earth and nature became free from man’s influence. These inspirational walks and her restricted time indoors enabled her to indulge and experiment with embroidery techniques and dive into her large stash of beads, threads and recycled bits of broken jewellery; Helen bought nothing new for this piece. Every time, Helen picked this piece up to work on, there was no restriction on time and it filled her with joy and a passion to try new techniques. She let her creativity take over and had no plan on how it would develop, Helen was free to explore and escape; there were no boundaries. This piece is a positive reflection on her time during this difficult period, it is inspirational, captivating, uplifting and joyful. There are so many different techniques creating a textural, colourful, deep and rich piece which displays the love that went into every stitch and her positive moments inside her safe boundary.