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.

Mar 6, 2012

Twist of Lime

LIME is the theme for the Arts in the Cards for March. I decided to try some needle felting using my friend Liz's felting machine. Using purple wool felt for the base, I dug up some trim that I thought looked like lime, but is probably chartreuse in a good light. Oh, well, didn't realize this until I started getting "lime" ATCs from other members. I wasn't about to start all over again, so I guess I should title them "Twist of Chartreuse". Using the felting machine sure was fun, but I ended up breaking three of the needles, then lost a tiny screw, rendering the machine useless until fixed. Sorry, Liz! I added some sequins and beads.

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