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.
Artist trading card theme for September is "It's a Wrap". When we exchange our cards, they are often tucked into wraps of painted paper, painted envelopes, special papers. Sometimes the wraps are as interesting that the cards they enclose. I've been saving them because they are much too cool to toss, and when this theme came up, they were perfect to use in bits and pieces to create another art piece.
I really enjoyed this process and had enough wraps to make many more than needed!