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.

May 6, 2012


This month's ATC challenge was  challenging for me.  I can never figure out when/where/why I'll be inspired.  It did prompt me to silk screen a bunch of fabric and go from there.  The background consists of  previously painted fabric  that I cast aside because the green splotches didn't appeal to me. But when I screened over it with turquoise paint, I really liked how it was looking.  Realizing that I  needed something other than the background, I screened branches of a tree and added little turquoise bead "flowers" .  I really need to work on my beading!

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