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.

Jul 16, 2012


July's Arts in the Cards challenge was "jonquil", as in the color of jonquil.  I couldn't get past the flower, one of my favorites, and made many attempts at cards that were my interpretations of the flower.  They were all disasters. While going through my thermofax screens, I came across one of a little boy that I have used in many pieces. It struck me that he needed a name and I needed an idea for a an ATC card. So my little man became "John Quill" and stands in front of his house.

The background is hand dyed cotton, the house is  a painted telephone page stamped with a house image, the roof is handmade paper and John was screened onto a painted baby wipe.

                                                               JOHN QUILL'S HOUSE

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