Go Elizabeth!

imageToday my daughter, Elizabeth, is showing her jewelry the American Legion Hall in Westminster.  She made earrings, bracelets, necklaces and rings. Oh, and flower pins!  I built several bird houses, which she sanded and painted.

I am very proud of her entrepreneurial spirit.  When I first started selling my wares,image I was so nervous the night before that I could not sleep.  This morning I asked her how she was doing and she stated, with absolute confidence, “good”.  And I totally believe her.  You go, Elizabeth!


I have always loved the process of transforming pieces of fabric into quilts. For years I collected scraps, just to be sure I'd have the right piece for the project at hand. Eventually, as my skills progressed, my hobby grew into art. I moved from simple quits, to 'landscape quilting' and then eventually onto portrait work. I am new to the art field and am self-taught, learning from my mistakes as well as from my successes. I create my images using only fabric and thread. I remain true to this limitation for two reasons; first, I love the challenge of finding new ways to depict ever more challenging subjects. Second, fabric work remains my true love. I enjoy the hunt for fabrics; where other artists might blend oil paints, I love finding that perfect shade or pattern for a specific need. I refer to my style as "gestalt impressionism" for one needs to take a step back from my pieces to get the whole picture. My view point changes by what is influencing me at the time. Recently I've begun to focus on the journey of the individual. I enjoy working on portraits of people whom I feel have lead interesting lives.

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6 comments on “Go Elizabeth!
  1. Karen says:

    That is so cool! Very proud of my beautiful and talented niece!! 🙂

  2. Boudicca says:

    Oh, SWEETIE!!!! We are all SO PROUD of you. I remember when we all went to NYC with Pa, and you got lots of really pretty beads. Did you use them in this jewelry?

  3. lisa says:

    like mother, like daughter 🙂

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