My name is Karen and I’ve been sewing like many others in my generation, since my Grandmother taught me in the early 1950’s. For sometime in the 70s, I sewed clothes for my growing children and at one point, while being a stay at home mom I decided I would sew for others. That didn’t last long because I found out I could not make any money for the hours that I put into making garments. I got a real job and found myself retired in the early 21st-century. After a move to Prescott, Arizona, I took up Sewing. My first machine was a Mickey Mouse embroidery machine which I relished because I was such a Disney fan. Making small items, learning how to embroidery towels and other items, I stepped up to a larger Disney machine. Once I ran out of in embroidery patterns, I was invited to my local quilt guild by a neighbor. I started small and have continued to create within the art quilt community.
To me art is a passion and a step into another space and creative realm. It is a spirit that awakens the soul and energizes me. Art is best when it creates an emotional impact in the artist and the observer.
My art medium is creating a story with fabric collage–using shapes, shading and texture. What makes a story compelling? For me, I often start with the eyes and try to listen to what they are saying. I invite you to look deeply and engage yourself in the stories.