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 20, 2016

Artists' Book Collaboration

I've been working on a page for Gabriele DiTota, of Melbourne Fl, whose theme is "Earth, Wind and Fire".  I Had some wonderful fabric that looked like fire for my quilted background, then added some burnt trees and grass in the foreground. Hope she likes it.


Martha Ginn sent me my May page for my art book a little early.  Lucky me!  My theme is
Habitat" and Martha's spin on it is delightful.  She has quilted a colorful cityscape on to a neutral background, then added some little people in the windows.  I adore it!

Martha Ginn

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