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​Since childhood I've been putting pieces together. The threaded needle called to me early and I perfected the arts of sewing, embroidery, and quilting. I became a teacher and taught others how to put pieces together to make lovely things. Studies in England refined my skills and I emerged as an artist working in embroidery which suited me well as I showed and taught my craft.

As I added techniques and interests to my working process I began noticing the lovely papers I was generating as part of the process. I began assembling the papers into interesting collages which found their way into my journals. As my skills and process changed the collages emigrated off the book pages onto the walls of my home and into local galleries. I have mostly left the sewing behind and now concentrate on creating beautiful papers which I use in collages, using many of those old techniques.

I continue to work small, preferring the square format which perhaps references the piecework and garment making I once enjoyed.

My current work refers to my own history. Many collages have elements of photographs of the people and places in my life. But mostly, my work is pure design, abstract, with emphasis on design, value, and color. The papers I prepare with paint and ink are my main palette and sometimes, if I find a perfect appropriated image, I'll include it, but I'm careful to respect the work of others, understanding that every image found in books or magazines is the work of another artist or photographer.