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.

Mar 9, 2013


The Arts in the Cards ATC challenge for March was the color prompt "kiwi".  I happen to love those furry little fruits and am fascinated with the pattern when they are cut in half.  The background is a combination of tissue paper and green napkin, fixed and coated with gel medium. I added more kiwi and white with Neocolor II crayons, and glued on micro beads for seeds. The ATC was framed with paper tape.

Kiwi Mandala

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