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 21, 2014


Our ATC theme for this month was "TEXT-ure" which excited me as I love to use both text and texture in my art pieces.  I started off with some really cool Halloween napkins that had a skeleton and lots of scripted writing on it.  When you separate the layers you get really sheer pieces of napkin which are almost transparent when you apply with matte medium.  They also scrunch up good and you can add many layers for depth.  I stamped some lines with acrylic paint then added some transparencies that showed the lettering through.  For added texture I glued on some black screen pieces I found (used the last of them, darn). To personalize the cards, I used wood frosting and alphabet stencils to add first initial of Arts in the Cards artist to whom card was going to.  More texture!  (TEXT-"YOURS" ) Get it?


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