Ever since I was a child in the 1960’s my life has been winding its way toward my current work as an artist. Early on I started making art out of found objects and supplies. Later I used using commercial kits for embroidery, knitting, ceramics, Spiro graph, and paper maché. I dreamed of being a “real artist.”
During the 70’s I studied art published in books. I drew the “You too can be an artist!” depictions I saw in the backs of magazines. I tried my hand at batik and tie-dyed tee-shirts. I sewed many of my own clothes. Above all I loved to “make things.”
In my 20’s, The big city life of Baltimore lost out to the rural life which in turn exposed me to quilt-making. The women I met worked on grand scales while making the most of techniques and patterns handed down through generations. They fueled my passion for textiles with their artful choices of fabrics and colors.
In my 30's I discovered the art of hand-dyeing and printing fabrics at the Oregon College of Art and Craft. My quilt-making days are over now and I work exclusively with my own fabrics creating a variety of art. From framed textile works to stuffed monsters for kids to potholders for cooks and more, I strive to keep myself invigorated and challenged by continually coming up with new ways to “make things!”