It was more than 20 years ago when my dad handed me the linocut tools he had used as a young art student while at Parsons in NYC. I had just graduated college with an anthropology and art minor degree and he thought I might enjoy noodling around with them. Who would have thought that all these years later they'd still be such an integral part of my creative expression?
Linocuts continue to be the source of almost all of my work. Each design begins as a carved piece of linoleum, which is then inked to make prints and cards. From there, designs are transformed into screens for various textiles including tea towels, pillows, and stuffies.
I live in beautiful Sonoma County, California, so much of my inspiration comes from the farm to table / foodie / natural worlds that surround me, not to mention my love of and unending quest for clever puns.