Dog Collage Portraits

I recently took a Nicki FitzGerald’s online class Creative Pet Portraiture with Procreate and had a blast making digital collage portraits of my friends’ dogs. I’ve used Procreate to make collages before, but this class took it to a new level. I took more photos of text and textures and organized them into folders on … More Dog Collage Portraits

Women on the Twenty

  In Pamela Lanza’s Experimental Drawing class at UC Berkeley Extension, I started a series of charcoal drawings of American women I thought should be considered for the newly designed 20 dollar bill.  Everyone in class was excited this became a big topic in the news while I was working on my series, culminating with … More Women on the Twenty

Why Collage?

In our most recent session of collage making with Michelle Wilson at UC Berkeley Extension, we learned to make a simple accordion book to use as a substrate for a collage.    I decided to combine collage and paint across the entire eight span of pages.  My goals were to explore using images as texture and … More Why Collage?

Mail Art Project

I’m taking a collage class at UC Berkeley Extension with papermaker, printmaker, book and installation artist Michelle Wilson. We’re about 6 weeks into the class and have explored various techniques and media for creating collages with found imagery. One of my favorite assignments in the class so far was to create a piece of mail … More Mail Art Project


In October I attended a two day workshop with Kerr Grabowski learning her deconstructed silk screen printing techniques.  Her methods include creating designs and textures on fabric using thickened fiber reactive dyes, then printing the designs onto fabric.  I created a good “stash” of fabric during the two days and some more when I got … More Deconstructed


ORIGINS, a group show featuring 6 Post Baccalaureate Certificate candidates at UC Berkeley Extension will be on view from 8/6 through 8/25 in the upstairs gallery area.  Artists Reception Aug 19, 8 – 9:30 pm. Views of the show Left to Right:  Andrew Somera, Tito Vandermeyden, Meghana Deodhar Meghana Deodhar Left to right:  Sumiko Shimada, Priscilla Read, Andrew Somera Priscilla … More Origins

Bones in a Circle

Bones I and Bones II – each ~ 10 1/2″ x 27 3/4″ Continuing with my circle series, I patched together fabric monoprinted with my circle motif, then added hand stitched running stitches around some of the circles and vertical lines of machine stitching. After looking at the composition I decided to print onto fabric … More Bones in a Circle


In the Working in Series class this quarter, I had several pieces in progress at once.  One of my pieces began with a UFO (quilting term for UnFinished Object) that I found in my fabric stash.  The UFO consisted of a number of randomly shaped blocks pieced together several years ago that didn’t seem to lead anywhere … More Endangered