artist statement

I'm a 63 yo Hippie, forcibly retired from medical transcription after a 2006 AVM bleed while supporting my family in a weekly rent motel.  Kind SIL remembered my second grade potholder weaving craze and sent a kit.  Muscle memory kicked in.  After a few Youtube videos, I produced a servicible hotpad.  Placed first this year at the county fair with my Kwanza hotpad.

Learned Scandinavian felt making when first-born was in Waldorf Kindy.

My fiber art is a reflection of my tenacious, pugnacious spirit.  The goddess chose to have me bear children whose medical needs bankrupted our marriage and challenged me as I established my medical transcription. service.

My work has grateful dead music and economical eugene weed woven into it.

This year I reached out of covid isolation and taught a feltmaking workshop at Scobert Garden Park.  Empowering.  I minored in women studies, studying the fight for the admission of women to Oxford starting in the 1870s.

Now I teach fab fairy felting workshops some Saturdays in the courtyard of New Day Bakery, Scobert Garden Park and Kesey Square.