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Mixed Media Art

About Me

As a young girl, I found expressing myself with crayons, writing poetry and playing the ukulele easier than talking.  I always wanted a Barbie doll, but Santa brought me a Tammy doll instead.  Art, music and my make believe world with my tea set and my Tammy doll were my daily friends.

Then I discovered fabric and thread and my mom's treadle sewing machine.  I made clothes for my dolls, and learned to make my own dresses and quilts.

Then I turned 50 and discovered art quilts, colored pencils, mixed media art and acrylic paints, and I discovered online workshops, blogging, internet friends, and my world changed.

I am no longer a young girl, but I still find expressing myself with fabric, paints, writing poetry and essays and playing the ukulele easier than talking.  I still believe in Santa, but today I design my own dolls and stuffed animals.  Music, writing and my relationships with my family and friends inspire and inform my artwork today.


MEMBERSHIPS:

Dallas Area Fiber Artists (DAFA), an organization whose mission is to promote and advance fiber art with the education of its members and the public through exhibitions, workshops, wearable art style shows, and educational activities.

Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA), a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote the art quilt through education, exhibitions, professional development and documentation.

SAQA-Texas.


Helping to change the world one artwork at a time by supporting these organizations:

September 2012 — "Chairs for Charity" Rotary Club of Kona Sunrise — Chairs for Charity 2012 Event Supporting Scholarships for the Arts — painted chair

December 2011 — "Chairs for Charity" Rotary Club of Kona Sunrise — Chairs for Charity 2011 Event Supporting Scholarships for the Arts — painted chair

Alzheimer’s Art Quilt Initiative — Fundraising to support Alzheimer’s research. Contribution goal of $1,000 achieved in 2007. Contribution goal of $1,000 exceeded in 2008. Amount raised to date: $6.014.50.

Fiberart for a Cause, Collage Mania — Fundraising to benefit the American Cancer Society.

Breaking Traditions, With One Voice — Fundraising to benefit the American Cancer Society.