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.

Feb 19, 2011


February's Arts in the Cards ATC challenge has a "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle" theme, which I really enjoyed as I use so many found objects in my artwork. I dug into my stash of old games and found some "I Spy" cards that were just the right size. I used the plastic mesh from a bag that contained mandarin oranges for the top of the cards, and inserted some old supermarket numbers and markers, some tiddly-wink discs, half-penny stamps, and old buttons. Lots of fun!

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