Pink Parrot Tulip
Welcome to my web site, I hope you enjoy everything.  You can purchase my paintings, jewelry and books by emailing me on "contacts" through this web site.

Drawing and painting are my passions and the more intricate the subject, the better.  I paint on silk with Jacquard and Dupont dyes using Karen Sistek’s Sizing Technique. The silk is steamed for 3 hours to set the dye, then mounted on a canvas with UV resistant gel.

I also paint watercolors on Arches 300# cotton paper that are typically 23x30. Sometimes I paint on a half sheet (15x23).  I paint all the way to the deckel edges.  

Most of my paintings are photo-realistic with brilliant colors and extensive detail, but I also do abstract and geometric paintings/drawings.

I  have written 4 Micro Macrame books.  Each book has at least 8 projects that have been "class tested" (so to speak) with step-by-step written directions and accompanying pictures (I'm a picture person). 

And way before I did micro macrame projects, I worked in many other media, including peyote stitch, brick stitch, and all kinds of bead weaving.   I developed many projects in these areas and taught classes for many years.  Now I have decided to release some of these project instructions individually. 
The Art Gallery buttons in the left column contain a few pictures of my jewelry and paintings, some of which are for sale, some just for enjoyment, some to get your creativity flowing, and some to promote the projects in my books.  
I hope that you enjoy my site! 

Double  Day Lily
The Guardians
3rd place winner - Washington DC
2nd place winner - Virginia store

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Merhaba bendede 4 adet sulu boya resminiz var evimin en güzel yerinde sergiliyorum.
-- Sait Köksal, 4/2/20

Oh my, I've started making jewelry here and there and stumbled across your website while looking for ideas. I'm obsessed! All of your work is SO interesting. Love it!!!
-- Christina Faye Downey, 9/18/18

Really enjoyed wandering around your website. There is so much to see. The pictures and colors so clear and your work is just beautiful.
-- Cindy, 5/30/11

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