I’m really uncomfortable with “About” pages, but, since you asked, here goes:
My Home… Portland, Oregon.
My Previous Creative Life…. Designing, weaving and marketing my line of handwoven table runners and placements. I designed and wove my most successful pattern in 1994, and was still weaving it in 2014.
My Current Creative Passion…. Contemporary Quilting
Design Characteristics …. Minimalistic, colorfully contemporary, with a fearless color palette, design simplicity, the use of line, texture and shape as design elements, and the self-imposed challenge to keep it simple. Or… do exactly the opposite.
Right Now I’m Fascinated With …. A very special commission for a pediatrics facility: 3 art quilts of skyscrapers with lots of goofiness, whimsy, crooked lines, surface design, abstract-ness and bright colors. (Yesterday I built an orange skyscraper with hot pink molding.) Wow, I’m lucky!
If My Studio Could Talk … It would tell me to quit messing with my website and get to work.
Favorite Tool… My mother’s scissors.
Favorite Food to Bake … Cookies. All kinds. Especially those peanut butter ones with the Hershey kisses in the middle.
Last Artsy Book Read…. The Uncommon Quilter by Jeanne Williamson
Favorite 2019 Movie … The Favourite. Definitely Oscar-worthy.
Most Recently Enjoyed Travel Destination … The Space Coast, Florida.
When I’m Not In The Studio …. I’m doing what everyone else does — exercising, walking the dog, yoga, playing with grandkids, watching TV, playing with social media, avoiding cleaning, paying the bills, thinking about dinner. Shall I go on?
My Favorite G-Rated Joke … Why is there no gambling in Africa? Because of all the cheetas! Ha ha ha!!!