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.

Apr 25, 2014

Black and White

 April theme for Arts in the Cards ATC group is " Black and White".  I had my usual false starts, but settled on  a funky city silhouette.  I started out by using two thermo fax background screens I had for the background and windows.  I don't know what kind of paper I used, some heavy stuff I got at a re-use  store.  For the second layer,  I cut shapes of buildings from black matting scraps.  Then to add another dimension, I cut strips from another background print that was screened onto the same heavy paper.  I like the layered look.

City Silhouette

1 comment:

  1. I love cityscapes and I always love what you do Carol. cc


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