It’s been a great run. It all started back in 1997 in Anchorage, Alaska.

Since that time the equivalent of several thousand people of all ages and backgrounds have been exposed to the wonders of putting dye on fabric. My artwork is on the walls at the Providence Medical Center in Anchorage-Children’s Hospital and the new Cancer Wing; at Wonderpark Elementary; at the Alaska Performing Art Center and in private collections around the country. I was the principle dyer for the Alaskan Dance Theater, Cyrano’s Community Theater and many private people who just wanted to change the color of their clothes.

 

Upon moving to Grand Junction in 2011; I, husband Doug, dogs and Color Creek quickly put down roots reopening Color Creek to a whole new community.  6 semesters of Colorado Mesa University art students passed through the doors into the world of Color Creek’s fiber courses. I also taught for the Western Colorado Center for the Arts and Western Colorado Community College along with offering private classes for all skill levels and retreats for fiber artists from across Colorado when her studio location was open. My special garments graced runways in Colorado and Alaska and evolved into a wearable art line of clothing in silks and polyester.

 

Although Color Creek’s physical doors closed in December of 2016, my projects and artwork continue to live and grow outside the physical confines of a shop.  Artwork has taken a turn from the silk painting and dyework to creating sculpture from left over fabric, beads and wire.  It is downright satisfying to be able to use up the stores of stuff I’ve been storing all this time.  Creativity continues in all forms.

 

Tending the Garden

untangling fiber-roots for Tending the Garden project


My self-portrait wearing the layers of roots made from torn fabric used in Tending the Garden


Everything was getting tangled up in the loose threads