I have been weaving since 1965 and exclusively in the tapestry technique since the mid 1970's. Working at my loom for a few hours is a daily endeavor that has sustained me throughout my adult life.
In recent decades I have felt it is imperative for the tapestry community to assume more responsibility for documenting contemporary trends and highlighting outstanding contributions in our field. This awareness drives me to write about, as well as produce weavings.
Besides my artistic pursuits, I have been interested in growing succulents, gardening, mushrooming, and investigating native plants here in Oregon. As a volunteer, cataloging of accessions at a local museum; weeding out invasive plants in local parks; and editing a national tapestry newsletter have all contributed many rewards. My attention in recent years has expanded to Norway where my daughter an her family are living. It has pushed me to learn a new language.