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.
I have been borrowing the Mexican "Day of the Dead" tradition every November 1, by assembling ofrendas (altars) that honor my mom, dad and dog. Remembering them fondly and loving the memories warms my heart and soul.
There are many Mexican women in my sewing class that I thought would like to transform
upcycled denim jackets into Dia de los Muertos jackets. These are some samples I did to inspire them to make their own.