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 8, 2012

February ATC

The Arts in the Cards ATC trade theme for the month of February is RED. The trades that I received were just grea , which always inspires me to want to do something "different" and as interesting as those ATCs coming to me. After days of anguishing over what to do, and many attempts, I ended up doing a traditional Valentine.
For the background I used bright red silk tie remnants with a diagonal pattern. I found a wonderful paper flower template that I was going to use as a stencil, but decided to use the template as part of the design. Beading was added to some flowers.

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