These days, Becky's mom continues to be an influence on her work - particularly her handwoven sea life tapestries. When Jean visits from Connecticut, she and Becky enjoy walking on the beach with her daughters, collecting scallop shells and sea glass. "We always go at low tide to the Jetties or Pocomo Point or our secret little spot in Madaket Harbor where we collect shells and see the sunset. The idea for the woven tapestries naturally came together from these walks on the beach. As my love of weaving grew, I began incorporating the things we collected into my work", explains Becky.
One could say that the common thread (pun intended) throughout Becky’s life has been in the quality of time she has spent with her mother and now her own girls, Julia and Suzanne. Summer days at Nobadeer followed by their walks along the beach in the evenings keep the three generations close. But it is perhaps the trips back home to the historic farmhouse in Connecticut that remind Becky of where her love of collecting and creating originated from. "I love sending people off with a little collection that incorporates special things of their own into a piece - like their grandfather's watch parts or people's own collection of shells".
In this day and age when new, fast and shiny are in fashion, it is important that there are those like Jean Jusko who can teach the next generation, like Becky, Julia and Suz, that craftsmanship, character and patina are all equally important qualities to be appreciated.