Experience: I learned to make the baskets in 2009 by taking a class in Zephyrhills FL . In 2010 I entered baskets in the Pasco County Fair in FL and one of my baskets got awarded the Grand Champion. In 2012 I entered some baskets in the La Paz County Fair in Arizona and received the Sweepstakes Award. Which was the highest award for the Senior Craft Division.
I am so glad that I took the art of coiling up and am always exploring new approaches to creating different and unusual baskets. I am also a rock hound so I have been incorporating some of the rocks I collect into my baskets to give them some individual appeal. It is truly a spiritual connection to take things created in nature and and create a one of a kind work of art with it. I have no patterns I just create.
Fiber Artist, Sculptor
Location: On wheels, full time rv person. Sioux Falls,SD. is my list of residence. But you will find me someplace in the USA
Education: By trade I was an LPN and worked for 30+ years. Now I am retired and play with things found in nature. 4 lessons in Zephyrhills FL, then group work and support from folks in the Pineneedle Group on line, other than that self taught.
Last year I had the honor of teaching 45 adults the art of coiling through the rock club I belong to. Many of them are now hooked on coiling as I am.
Joined: April, 2011
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