My Year of Quilting

I’ve been a quilter since 2000, but mostly focused on making the quilt tops, leaving the quilting as an afterthought or something I could hire experts to finish the work for me.  I decided to spend the year focusing on making the quilting an important part of my work.  I invested in a new Bernina … More My Year of Quilting

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

Illustrator

I’ve continued with my drawing and printmaking.  I decided to try my hand using Adobe Illustrator and have been taking a class at UC Berkeley extension.  The drawing tools in the app are so different from traditional drawing, each assignment has taken hours and hours to complete.  The class was completely filled with several people … More Illustrator

Life Forms

Life Forms, my first solo exhibit, will be at UC Berkeley Extension, Art and Design Center, 95 Third St., San Francisco, Aug 7-21.  Artist Reception – Saturday, Aug 16, 2 -4 pm. Includes work from my portfolio completed for the UC Berkeley Extension Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Visual Arts which I completed in Feb 2014.  Learn … More Life Forms

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