Jude Tingley's Profile
I grew up on a farm in Indiana and have since lived in Wisconsin, Chicago, Boston, and now Deerfield in Western Massachusetts. I've had a little formal training in art, mostly traditional painting techniques, but I like what I'm doing now much more because I'm making it up as I go along! I'm a member of the Artisans of Western Mass, and in addition to crafting activities my husband Ken and I own a used and rare bookshop in what was originally a church building.
For the past few years I've been experimenting with making wearable art that is both fun and functional, using imagery from the Victorian era and before as inspiration. I'm especially fond of animals -- both real and fanciful. I like to add a touch of humor and a touch of the absurd to my work.
- Born on March 27
- Joined July 2, 2008