I got my start in Traditional Rug Hooking in the late 1990's. A friend presented me with a hook and backing and told me that I would be a natural. Naturally, and many loops, hours, days, friendships and study...I still am "hooked."
I have been a visual and textile artist for as long as I can remember. Early adventures started with my Nonna, an Italian immigrant who could execute ANYTHING she set her mind to--leaving the knot-tying and de-tailoring to the us young-uns.
Any kind of art, and several years as a teacher's aid in the Public School system while a teenager established a pattern and love of teaching. Learning to sew, embroider, draw, paper dolls, beads, pottery, teaching secondary ed and ... and the need to create resulted in a degree in ART at UC,Berkeley.
Two now-adult children, home daycare and 25 years in back-office, independent, community banking--information systems and item processing contributed to the crazy lady I have become.
Welcome to my world of COLOR, texture, textiles and ...
Always at least one rug in progress. Soon a picture of me
Finding a presence on the Web:
Presence... NOUN: The state or fact of existing, occurring, or being present in a place or thing...
Here I am, starting the beginning of a site that shares my rugs, my vision and a little bit of NEW MEXICO TRUE.
Even though I am transplanted, New Mexico is home--heart and soul. I cannot imagine living or working anywhere else.