I turned to the ‘art side’ in 2004 when a friend handed me her summer issue of Quilting Arts Magazine. That issue contained an article about a group of artists who were making and exchanging fabric postcards. This was truly my “Aha!” moment. After years of making traditional quilts for beds, I was yearning for a new way to express myself with fabric. Postmark’d Art, the group of postcard-trading artists I still moderate, was born that summer. My love affair with experimentation continues.
I’m enchanted by the simple shapes of nature — a single ginkgo or dusty miller leaf or the drama of a Woodwardia fern can be the starting point for my art. I often use sun print, cyanotype print, and photography. I particularly enjoy the thread work used to create two statements: image and quilting. I want these two statements to speak to each other in bold and in gentle tones. If their conversation is harmonious, I believe the viewer will hear one thing at a distance and something quite new when drawn near.
I love what I’m doing and this is my journal to share that excitement. I plan to be here at least twice a week. If you’d like to join me, click on the “sign me up” button in the right column and new postings will arrive as an email.