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.

May 7, 2013


The May 2013 Arts in the Cards color prompt was "calypso" and brought up many images of  Trinidad, dancing, ocean, blue skies, beaches, palm trees, etc. It also reminded me of the wonderful music of Harry Belafonte, though he was so much more than just calypso. I wanted to capture color and movement that I associate with calypso.

I have used painted and torn tissue papers in bright colors, sheer nylon patches and machine stitching on a water color paper substrate. Lots of fun.

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