Minimes are my very small (as small as 3 inches on a side) art works. Meaning “minimal” in French, minimes is the name of a mendicant order of nuns and friars, for whom a church and street are named in the Marolles quartier of the oldest neighborhood of Brussels. Rue des Minimes is near the marché aux puces in the Place du Jeu de Bal, where I shopped for old textiles and linen sheets to use in my work. The soft used cotton and linen cloth takes dye and paint beautifully. My minimes also make use of scraps from my larger works. Creating textile art minimes is a way to concentrate on one or two aspects of my process and practice design on a small scale. Floating a minime on a matboard base or fixing a minime behind a cut mat is the best method for presentation. I mount small paper or paper and fabric collages on board.