I am one very lucky person to have grown up in a family of makers such as quilters, painters, leather workers, woodworkers, knitters, and fine artists. Making stuff has always been in my life and is a huge part of my life.
The environment is vitally important; I want a decent world for my grandchildren. Waste not, want not is my credo. Using creativity to conserve and protect resources is my goal
Professionally I have been very fortunate to work with a number of fine publishers and manufacturers. Writing 4 books, a multitude of magazine articles, creating sales models and classes along with teaching has been a fulfilling life. Because of these endeavors I have met remarkable people and made lifelong friends all over the country and world. Lucky me!
I choose to work in a wide variety of materials so I guess that makes me mixed media. From forged copper to fabrics and fibers to paints and recycled materials, all is fair game. For a while I will work in one medium then for some reason I do not fully understand, be drawn into another or will start mixing the two.