Barbara Lugge lives in Austin, Texas. Her current work includes hand-stitched portraits and landscapes, and abstract paper constructions. After graduating with honors from the University of Texas at Austin with a BS in Advertising, Lugge found a way to incorporate her life-long love for stitching into a new art form. She began experimenting two years ago with stitching on watercolor canvas. She wanted to do something different than traditional stitching and traditional watercolor. Lugge started with a self-portrait and now has an entire exhibit of stitching on canvas.