Hi, I’m Linda Teddlie Minton, and I’m a studio artist, working in both fiber and mixed media. Beading is also a current passion.
Even as a traditional quilter in the 1970’s, I experimented with alternative fabrics, color, and design. When my interests began to include paint, paper, synthetic fibers and found objects, I discovered my horizons expanding beyond my imagination.
In addition to being an experimentalist, I’m also inspired by both the traditional needle arts and the innovative techniques I find in workshops with other artists. In fact, with no formal art training and preferring to work in an experimental state of mind, I consider myself a perpetual student. I also enjoy teaching in an informal atmosphere.
Metal manipulation, beading, encaustics, fabric-painting and dyeing often find their way into my work, as well as other surface design techniques when I find the time to indulge myself in further experimentation.
You can see my work at http://www.fiberreflections.blogspot.com. Most of what you see on my blog will be my own artwork, but occasionally I will showcase a favorite artist or friend's work as well.
A born-and-bred Texan, Linda has spent most of her life in Houston, with occasional time-outs for international travel. For the last 5 years, she has begun using her maiden name as her middle name, in order to honor her parents. Linda has been published in Karey Bresenhan’s book, “Creative Quilting: The Journal Quilt Project” (http://www.amazon.com/Creative-Quilting-Journal-Quilt-Project/dp/097669283X) . She curated the on-line Journal Quilt project, “Braving the Elements”, at http://www.quiltart.com/elements/, with the aid of webmaster G. Armour Van Horn (http://www.domainvanhorn.com/van/). In addition, Linda participated last year in Robin Atkins’ first Bead Journal Project (http://www.beadjournalproject.com/2007.htm). She shows and sells her work at the Copper Shade Tree Gallery (http://www.coppershadegree.com) in Round Top, Texas, as well as at occasional shows in the Houston area.