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ABOUT THE ARTIST
Nanny, my grandmother, is my source of inspiration. Creating with her was an influential piece of my childhood.
Nanny comes from an artistic family. Her father was a sculptor, he made statues of Saints for churches both in Italy and the US. Both her brothers were also sculptors. Nanny worked on a bust of JFK for years, never satisfied with it.
She made clothing for us, though, I admit I never really liked them. She also crocheted our scarves and hats and we didn’t appreciate them either.
The booties she crocheted for our babies were loved and cherished.
I feel like I have tried every craft imaginable through the years; embroidery, crochet, macramé, rug hooking, crewel, candle wicking, tin punch, and soldering.
I have been taking spinning and weaving classes and trying to learn to make clothes. Clothing construction is not easy, especially given my love/hate relationship with my sewing machine.
I am a nurse and spent years crafting as my hobby. Now I am retired and can dedicate lots of time to creating art and learning new methods.
I've always been an avid thrift shop/flea market attendee and that is where I find a lot of my tools, materials, and inspiration. I am also a gardener and a fairie enthusiast which is evident in many of my designs.
My fiber obsession started at an art retreat, where I took a class in fabric books by Kecia Deveney. I loved the pictures on the website, shabby chic design, so I signed up. I also love books (another obsession). I loved it and took another class with Kecia that night on fabric wall hanging. I still do other mixed media, but fiber is my love.