the DownStairs Studio - fabric & fiber art
 I 've had the joy of working and experimenting with various art forms through the years but I seem to always be drawn back to fabrics and fibers. There is something beautiful and fulfilling about working with the colors, textures, and versatility of cloth. 
 I am fortunate to have had the opportunity of watching and learning from my very patient mother who taught me to use a needle and thread and a sewing machine at a very young age.......needless to say, I haven't stopped!
 Inspiration comes from everyday 
surroundings ....nature, people, books, fabrics, and life itself.  My thoughts and expressions may be captured on the surface of my art or sometimes deep within.
I design and create to inspire, show a little of my thoughts and personality, and hopefully let the viewer pause, think, wonder, and smile!