I have always liked to create my own designs. I learned to sew as a
very young child, and was absolutely fascinated with it. At age 16 I
won second prize in the woman’s division of my home county for a
dress I designed. I experimented frequently with the use of
several patterns put together to create my clothing designs. I never
wanted to follow the picture on the pattern envelope. Later on I
learned stenciling and decided to change the look of my kitchen by
using several patterns to give the walls a new look. The results
were unusual and very striking.
Soon I discovered pastels and had fun using them.
I was starting to experiment with abstract art and the
movement and creativity that it offered. I was enthralled by a
feeling of freedom and personal satisfaction doing my own
work. More recently I discovered painting with acrylics and
coming up with unique designs.
Just as in the past when I did not want to follow
a pattern in sewing I have found a way to have fun and be
creative developing my own styles. Painting brings me a lot of
joy and relaxation. I really enjoy staying “outside the lines”
designing and creating my own originals.