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GardenDelightsArts

Location

El Cerrito, CA, United States

Quick Blurb

I make original, handcrafted mixed-media artwork & crafts from my nature photos and upcycled fabric, ephemera, books & more!

Interests

nature photography, inkjet printing, printing on fabric, lutradur, mixed media, digital collage, original design fabric, home decor, sewing, original fabric design, upcycling, creative reuse, beekeeping, mail art, postal art, smartphone photography, knitting

Skills and Techniques

photography, nature photography, macro photography, digital collage, digital art, fabric design, advanced inkjet printing, inkjet printing on fabric, printing on lutradur, inkjet printing on alternative surfaces, mixed media, fiber art, textile art, fabric art, creative reuse, upcycling, recycling, art reuse, beauty products, smartphone photography, cell phone photography, knitting

Find me online @:

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Get to Know

I am a self-taught photographer and artist, dedicated to creating original and unique artwork with innovative techniques. I use my nature photographs and the designs I create from them in my handmade mixed media arts and crafts pieces. An expert in printing directly on fabric and unusual surfaces such as lutradur, metal, and wood, I also use transfer techniques to get images onto any surface that won't fit through a printer. Interested in going beyond creating art that hangs on the wall in a frame, I design fabric for textiles and home decor, and love to think of new ways, both utilitarian and fun, to use my images and designs. I've been a photographer for more than 20 years, and I'm an active member of numerous local and online arts groups. I've owned my business, Garden Delights Arts & Crafts, for 15 years, and show and sell my work at galleries and online. I love to teach others to explore their own creativity and to use innovative techniques and products. I've written ebooks about inkjet printing on fabric, inkjet printing on lutradur, and teach a wide variety of workshops in the San Francisco Bay Area. I also teach a great variety of art & craft classes, including Taking Great Photos with Your Smartphone, Fabulous Fabric Postcards, Inkjet Printing on Fabric, Inkjet Printing on Lutradur, Decorating Wood with Image Transfers, and Handmade Pet Collars.

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