Growing up on a big farm in Minnesota, we had no television or indoor plumbing. I spent my free time reading, making mud pies and coloring, cutting and pasting. As an adult, I have moved around the U.S. to places with trees, mountains and water, which is my inspiration in many of my prints.
I have found that printmaking is an exciting and interesting medium. I’m back to coloring, cutting and pasting. I can manipulate the paint on the plate with rollers and a palette knife, and add texture by laying mesh, leaves, etc. I can also add pieces of paper to the plate in the printing process called chine colle. Pulling the print is like magic, always a bit of a surprise.
My other creative outlet is ceramics. I love working on the wheel making piggy banks, mugs and bowls, and hand building dishes.