After raising my children and seeing them all leave home and become parents, it was time for me to pursue my dream of becoming a full time fiber artist. In 1998 I retired from the Florida education system and began experimenting working with wool fiber full time. I attended several classes over the next five years and independently studied what could be achieved by needle felting and wet felting wool roving.
In April of 2013 I relocated from the humid south, Pensacola, Florida, to the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains and Hendersonville, NC. The mountains of western North Carolina provide inspiration around every curve and the opportunities for fiber artists are plentiful. I love the tactile feel of fiber and my love of mountain scenery has led to a combination of the two, needle felted landscapes that are wet felted as a final step to lock the fibers together
I was juried into the Southern Highland Craft Guild in 2014, an accomplishment I'm quite proud of. Some of my felted landscapes and mohair teddy bears are on display in the Southern Highland Craft Guild's Shop at the Folk Art Center on the Blue Ridge Parkway, at Guild Crafts Shop on Tunnel Road and the Southern Highland Craft Gallery in Biltmore Village,
Asheville. Work is also available at Moses Cone Parkway Craft Center on the Blue Ridge Parkway in Blowing Rock