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My two great loves are oil painting and sewing. There has always been a friendly rivalry between the two. Each one tries to win my heart completely but, I love them both! I can't choose! I guess they will forever take turns being my favorite.

Sometimes, all I want to do is paint all day long. I forget about time and food and everything. It actually feels like I leave my body, but I don't realize until I return. I call this, the zone. The zone is...pure, blissful, spiritual, energy at play.

Othertimes, I'm posessed by my collection of fabrics, beads and buttons, feathers and fur, yarn and flowers, to create something unique to wear. Creating with bits-o-stuff from here and there, old and new, mostly acquired...not bought, is joyful and fun and simply put... makes me happy. I think, when people are happy when they create something, the happiness is part of…

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  • Female
  • Born on September 5
  • Joined September 2, 2007

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oil paint, canvas, linen, wood, ink, fairy dust, yarn, fabric, satin, velvet, tulle, rhinestones, feathers

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My two great loves are oil painting and sewing. There has always been a friendly rivalry between the two. Each one tries to win my heart completely but, I love them both! I can't choose! I guess they will forever take turns being my favorite.

Sometimes, all I want to do is paint all day long. I forget about time and food and everything. It actually feels like I leave my body, but I don't realize until I return. I call this, the zone. The zone is...pure, blissful, spiritual, energy at play.

Othertimes, I'm posessed by my collection of fabrics, beads and buttons, feathers and fur, yarn and flowers, to create something unique to wear. Creating with bits-o-stuff from here and there, old and new, mostly acquired...not bought, is joyful and fun and simply put... makes me happy. I think, when people are happy when they create something, the happiness is part of the finished product.

I studied fine art at Temple University, and fabric design at Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science. Even my college years were shared equally between the two. One thing they both have in common is color. Combining certain colors together make beautiful music. And, it doesn't matter if I'm using paint or fabric or both. Color is my pixie dust.

I hope you enjoy my collection of eclectic creations.

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