After earning a BFA in studio art I mysteriously had a 15 year career as a business analyst in the insurance industry. I left the insurance industry to start a long-arm quilting business where I completed over 2,000 quilting commissions, self published two books and taught at national quilt shows.
I then attended classes to become a Certified Zentangle® Teacher. Through Zentangle I continue to learn about pattern and to incorporate that into my quilts using trapunto and very detailed stitching.
I returned to my art training and began drawing, sketching, exploring mixed media and bookbinding. And favorites - printmaking and paper altering through gelli plates and paste paper!
I am the Chief Optimist and Founder of TangleU Productions. In that capacity I run online classes in a variety of art topics including Zentangle, Mixed Media, and Bookbinding. I curate several in-person and hybrid retreats each year in locations around the country.