I am a maker... a potter... a painter... a photographer... a scrapbook quilter... a graphic designer... a long time collector... an Odyssey Art at Sea instructor... a student of yoga.. an explorer... a dreamer... a wife... mother... sister... friend... and animal lover.
I am always engaged in the creative process in one way or another. I draw, paint, stitch, work with clay, travel, explore; always with a camera in hand. Inspiration is everywhere and I never take for granted the potential of a place or object to steer my thoughts in a new direction. As a collector of vintage paraphernalia, that creative spark is often ignited by the patterns, patinas and textures found in well worn objects. I love the story a vintage object tells and I believe for those who care to listen, that story unfolds in the hand of the collector who rescues it from obsolescence. It's a bit like time travel if you let your imagination take flight. I find myself easily lost in found objects both for the nostalgia they trigger and for the infinite source of inspiration they provide.
It took me some time to abandon my art director days to stay home and make art. I spent 20+ years designing logos and laying out the pages of magazines for corporate clients before I suspended my business in 2001 to create a permanent memorial to the victims of the September 11th terrorist attacks. I transferred thousands of photographs to fabric, in duotones of red, blue, and black and stitched them together to create a 20' x 28' American flag of faces. The project is called the Flag of Remembrance and it is part of the permanent collection of the World Trade Center Memorial Museum in NYC. When I completed the project after three years, I decided not to return to graphic design. I set up my home studio and devoted my time to making art. I'm sort of a one woman band. My Epson printer, Bernina sewing machine and Cone Art kiln are my trusted staff and I have enormous respect for all of them!
I thoroughly enjoy working from a home studio and the freedom it provides but it also requires some extra discipline to stay connected with other artists and customers. As someone who is more of an artist than a salesperson, Etsy has given me the opportunity to reach customers all over the world and has provided a community of like minded people to share my successes & failures.
Like yoga, I perceive the creative process as a practice, one that I feel blessed to be able to practice every day and doubly blessed to have a source like Etsy to share my work with others.
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
- Money Order
IMPORTANT: Items will be shipped to the address that appears on your Etsy invoice unless another address is provided.
Domestic Shipping: Items will be shipped first class or priority mail for packages under 13oz.
International Shipping: Items will be shipped first class mail for packages up to 13ozs. Larger packages will be priced per specific order placed. USPS First Class International takes approx. 6-12 business days to arrive depending on your location.
Please note that the buyer is responsible for any customs fees, taxes, etc, that are charged upon delivery of the item.
Refunds and Exchanges
NOTE: Custom orders are non-refundable.