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 16, 2013


The color prompt for Arts in the Cards for February is "sky". Oh, the colors of the sky!
I was on the road with my friend Liz, returning from an art workshop trip in Boise Idaho. Liz drove while I drowsed on and off,  sick with a cold.  As evening approached, a beautiful sunset appeared ahead of us. It was a magnificent red, and purple, and grey, and blue, and pink, and orange... None of the pictures I took captured the beauty of that sunset. We were tired of driving such a long way, but that incredible sight lifted our spirits for the rest of our journey home.

"Red sky at night: sailor's delight" 

Sailor's Delight

1 comment:

  1. Carol, it was the frist to arrvie and i love what you made! my personal favs are painted fabrics! yea!
    the folded waves are cool!sonja


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