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.

Jun 10, 2012


Another color challenge...Dew...couldn't wrap my head around what the color dew is to me. So, I took the literal road and worked with some handmade paper with leaves imbedded in it. The leaf was sewn one side to accent the veins in it, and after several attempts with various mediums to add "dew", I ended up using some translucent confetti. Trouble was, the confetti wouldn't adhere to the glittery modge podge. I covered the leaves with  misty fuse (unmelted!!) , which left a nice "misty" effect.  

"Mans life is like a drop of dew on a leaf".    

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