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.

Nov 19, 2014


The prompt for the November Arts in the Cards ATC challenge is "Sunshine", which you would think would have been easy to come up with ideas given that I live in "sunny" California.  Not so.  I fell back into my comfort zone of fabric and used foundation piecing as a technique to achieve those points on the sun rays.  My early traditional quilting days were fraught with frustration over seams and points that didn't quite match.  The only way for me to get a point on anything was to paper piece. Big reason for switching to art quilting!

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