Mixed Media Artist

About Me

San Leandro, California
I am a mostly retired Nurse who works enough to pay for a studio and art supplies. I have been making art all my life, with no formal degree-type training, beginning with sewing at an early age. I discovered the JOY of quilting when I realized how much I liked breaking rules and telling stories. Workshops in surface design and art quilting, mentoring and encouragement from quilt artists, discovering the magic of assemblage with found objects, has landed me right in the middle of a mixed media world of art. I have been making my art and keeping it mostly to myself, giving it away only when I felt it was safe to do so. Finally, I was convinced that in order to grow artistically, I had to open up my art world for others to see, to like or not, but to see. Please take a look. Any comments, suggestions are welcome.

Dec 28, 2010


Challenges keep me engaged in doing art when I'm in an art slump. Especially when they are about doing small pieces and don't have a lot of rules. I've joined an Artist Trading Card challenge/trade group and it's been really fun so far.
November's theme was "Typography" and I was able to use transfers of a page of drawings showing how to form your mouth to make letter sounds. I had no idea when I made the transfers where I was going to use them, but there you go...time and place for everything!
Each month there is a different theme and there are up to 13 people participating in the trade. Outside of the size of the card (2.5 x 3.5 inches), there are no rules to follow.

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