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.

Aug 20, 2013


The ATC prompt for August was "faces"  brought up so many ideas that I got lost in the thinking.  I finally decided to be truly representational.  My ephemera collection includes many old yearbook pages; I love how the photos capture those awkward moments we had  in front of the camera guy, who maybe had an assistant to harness in the wild hair or crooked collar to make the class picture just right.
Of course the picture never did look just right .

I made a transparency of my partner Terry's 4th grade class picture, mounted it on pages from an old  grammar book with examples of "cursive" writing.  Simple.

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