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 11, 2014


The February 2014 challenge for Arts in the Cards is "Maps".  Such fun. I decided not to use any of the hundreds of maps and images of maps I have stashed everywhere.  Instead, I used blue print diagrams, or maps of buildings/structures, as a background. I colored, stamped, and stenciled geometric designs that reminded me of map markings. At a white elephant sale  I stumbled on a puzzle map of the San Francisco Bay area where live and love to live, and decided to use parts of it for folks to "assemble" little maps. Each card has a different section of the map on it. The backs of the cards have images of various scenes of the bay area on them.

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