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 3, 2013

Gerald Brommer Workshop

I spent a wonderful week in Meridian, Idaho, (outside of Boise) with friend Liz at a Gerald Brommer watercolor/collage workshop.  Water color painting has never been of interest to me but Liz talked me into taking the class...something about working out of my comfort zone.  The venue was a lovely retreat center: good lighting, lots of space, yummy lunches and friendly artists.

Gerald, a well known artist and former art teacher, was a great teacher and I learned much about design options and working with washi  papers. I was comfortable with collage but challenged in using design and direction elements.

I've selected a few pieces that worked out ok.  I left the crappy ones out.




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  1. these are all great, Carol! you really came out of that box! (whatever that is!)

  2. Wow Carol, your work is expanding. Love these. You will soon be a force to be reckoned with. Thanks for sharing.


  3. Carol, I really like these. Seems like the trip was successful. Hope to see you again soon


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