I have to create. It can be home decor, drawing, sewing, inventing new uses for things, or new ways to do things.
I first learned to sew on my mother's machine. I can still see where it was and what I sewed. It was like magic-fast, amazing and a bit scary. From then on I was hooked and have sewn almost everything our family has needed, short of underwear and attaching buttons! (I have to draw the line somewhere!)
Since about 2000, I have developed Landscapes in Fabric into the creative business it is today. I love the solitude of the the work time and interactions with people who enjoy discussing the art process, and viewing my work, and of course, taking my classes!
Because of the pandemic, I teach classes give presentations virtually. I love it! Ironically, I was an elementary teacher for 35 years and at the time, hated giving presentations! Now I love it!
For many years I've only done raw edge applique and thread sketching/painting. I pride myself in not using any paint or ink to enhance the images. (Ok, once in a while I do write house numbers with a fine marker, but that's it.) But I do now find it's fun to try other things like, using melted felt in my pictures, making a quilt now and then, and dyeing sheer fabrics
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