1. How do you describe yourself? I am a mixed-media artist who continues to explore the painting and dyeing of fabric for creating art quilts.
2. What is your creative process? I tend to get an idea in my head and then draw small sketches in a sketchpad. I work out how I will accomplish the textures on small pieces of cloth because I prefer to paint and dye all of my own fabrics for my quilts.
3. What's your style? Abstract with emphasis on surface design best describes my style. I'm starting to do more whole cloth pieces with a variety of stitching.
4. How long have you been a quilt maker/fiber artist? I've always been an artist but dyed my first piece of fabric about 5 years ago. I was instantly hooked to fabric at that time.
5. Do you listen to music when you make art? Yes, I listen to quite a variety of music- Bon Jovi, Michael Buble, Rod Stewart, Jason Mraz and Rodrigo y Gabriela.
6. What do you do when you are blocked creatively? The creative juices start flowing when I flip through quilt books and quilt catalogs. I let my mind assimilate all of the images and ideas sprout!
7. Do you teach? I love to demonstrate my techniques for groups. I am starting to teach more because I enjoy sharing and exchanging ideas.
8. Are there artistic endeavors that you have yet to do? I'd like to take a cake decorating class and make a huge artistic sculpture like cake.
9. How do you balance your family life and art? The kitchen is my other creative studio. I love to cook and that keeps my family happy!
10. What is the best part about what you do? Just being able to do what I love to do the most--- creating art quilts!