Doing What I love
When I was a very little girl I had a quilt that had been specially made for me from scraps of my mother's dresses. Whenever I was sick in bed, to keep me still, my mom would tell me the story behind each scrap. What the dress had looked like, where she had worn it and all the other memories that came to mind. Since then, pattern and story have always been happily linked for me. I don't really remember any of those original tales, but I remember that special time with my mom.
I want the patterns I design to do the same thing for others as that little quilt did for me - to make someone feel good just by looking at it and to maybe become a favorite reminder of a special time or person.
I am an artist and author living in the Pacific Northwest. My background is in textiles and decorative arts with a side trip into high tech. Making beautiful things for people to enjoy makes me happy.
I am most profoundly joyful when there is garden soil under my fingernails while making art at the computer. The tiny tree frogs residing in pots on the porch; the young coyote pouncing on invisible rabbits in the meadow – these are the things that make me want to create so that I can share that wonder with you.
I love being an artist and I also love telling stories. Keep scrolling down for more art or click here for my writing.