Karen Sharp articulated the distinction between conveying and expressing. If Nancy is trying to convey something, that implies that she wants to elicit a certain response or interpretation from the viewer, but if she’s expressing, she is unattached to the response or interpretation from any viewer. She is unencumbered and able to commit to creating her art without That seems right to me, expression.
My stitched rendition:
And here’s a week’s worth:
She is my developmentally disabled sister-in-law, Nancy,
and I am Jeanne, the woman who flat-out loves her.
Go here to start at the beginning and read your way current.
And there’s a pinterest board, too.