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.

Sep 21, 2013

Terra Cotta

The color prompt for September for the Arts in the Cards ATC group is "Terra Cotta".  I was able to dig up some previously dyed fabric with a terra cotta pattern which I screened over with gold paint. I wanted it to look like a tera cotta tiled wall so I painted another screen in black that reminded me of tiles.  I stitched over some of the "tiles", then added beads.  Every card is a little bit different.

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