Hi! I’ve started a series of wall hangings, canvas, and etc. (which means the possibilities are endless!) featuring, “Alaskan themed landscapes”. I can’t paint like Kurt Jacobson (Jake, my talented husband), but I love working with fabrics, yarns, beads, and mixed media. When I first moved to Alaska, I was told that I’d “better get a hobby” because the long winters will drive you CrAzY! All my life I’ve been into arts & crafts but to finally have an excuse to “get serious” about it, well it was just perfect! PERFECT! So…….. I took a quilting class and got a new start in my art, new marriage, new happiness in Alaska! Back then I really enjoyed making small wall hangings and selling them, until I got totally lost in my locker hooking with fabric…………and well, the rest is history!
I will be taking a “Painting on Silk Class” this Saturday and I hope to incorporate this into my Alaskan Landscapes. I tried my hand at painting a silk sun catcher at Francine Dufour Jones demo and I loved it, and so all these ideas have been running in my head and I can’t stop running! I’m pretty excited!!
This is my first official quilted wall hanging in my “Alaskan Landscape Series”. It begins with water and fish, land with flowers and trees, to the Northern Lights sky.
I entered this one in the Arctic Rose Gallery & Art Center’s First Friday last month.