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.

Jan 17, 2011


The ATC January challenge was to chose one material from cotton, metal,vellum or felt and one medium from metallic paints, markers, pencils or inks and combine them for your ATC.
I found a bunch of metal tile samples at a creative reuse store in Oakland a while back and knew I'd get to use them eventually. My partner Terry cut them to size and they became my background. I dug up an old puzzle I found at a White Elephant sale that matched famous people with famous quotes= COMBOS. I painted them with Lumier metallic paint. They came out kind of rough because I didn't get rid of the "puzzle dust" before painting. I was rushing the production!
Lastly, I used metallic pens and markers to add some highlights. The hardest part was photographing the metallic surfaces. I put them in the mail this morning and now I'm fretting that I didn't put enough postage on them.
This has been lots of fun and I'm looking forward to many more challenges.

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