Let’s Paint with Inktense

Each year I set aside time to learn a new technique. I treat this as if I am going to college. I make a schedule and allow myself space to learn at my own pace. This is how I learned the ins and outs of painting on fabrics. After hours of experimenting with various paints I chose Inktense pencils by Derwent as they are superior in quality.

Coming…Art For Animals Auction!

I am happy to announce that beginning in October, 2021, I will be holding an auction to help endangered animals. When I am ready, I will post the link where you can find ALL of the current pieces available on the HOME page of my website. Please be sure to check back in early October.

Monarch Sewing Art Challenge Winners

Congratulations to all of those who participated in this challenge. I am happy to announce that together we have raised over $500 for the Save Our Monarchs Foundation. A special thank you to our wonderful judge Susan Brubaker Knapp—fiber artist, teacher, author, and host of Quilting Arts TV.

Putting it All Together

As a textile illustrator, I am forever seeking new fibers and materials to enhance my work. Learning new techniques allows discovery of fun textures in the process. In “Teatime For Poppies,” the main character, a skunk, appeared to me in meditation. Meditation is the inspiration for ALL of my artwork. It’s THE essential step in my creative process and why I’ve written a book about it.

Let’s Talk Stabilizers

As many of you know, I learn by PLAYING and experimenting. The types of stabilizer I use to reinforce the textile illustration varies from project to project.