I've been on a winding and erratic artistic journey. As a teen I felt a tremendous urge to create but opted for music electives over art. In college I majored in experimental psychology but at least had the chance to take my first real art classes — two semesters of ceramics. I did artistic crafts for many years while raising a family. I learned (mostly on my own through books and craft fair demos) to do candle-making, sewing, papier maché, dyeing, spinning, beading, weaving, rug-braiding, knitting, crochet, quilting, tatting, crewel embroidery, needlepoint, appliqué, and needle-lace.
Eleven years ago I became particularly interested in collage and at the same time used my background in crafts to land a job teaching elementary school art. That occupied me for most of a decade until my school closed and I found myself free at last to seriously pursue art. I studied drawing and painting for three years at Fleisher Art Memorial and pursued my life-long love affair with color and pattern pattern at ColourLovers.com.
My original paintings and drawings are for sale on the Saatchi website, prints and derived works are for sale at Society 6, and yard goods — fabric, wrapping paper, and wallpaper — featuring my works can be found at Spoonflower. (In a completely different category, my digital designs are available at PatternDesigns.com)