Notes from the Artist

I am a textile and mixed media artist living in Mountain Home, Arkansas  with my retired Army husband and 2 small spoiled dogs.

I began my art career as a painter. I graduated from being only a painter to using painterly techniques in my creative tool box for producing innovative fiber and mixed media art. My tool box overflows with techniques using reclaimed fabrics, found objects, paint, stitch and discovering ways to manipulate  those elements for desired results.  

Reclaiming fabric to give it a second  life is a passion of mine.  I may renew it with natural dyes, including indigo which I grow in my backyard, or ecoprint it. If it is wool, I may felt it  as well as over dye it. Many times the finished fabric dictates how I use it. It may become a one of a kind purse, scarf, art quilt, wall art or other home decor. 

I regularly exhibit in museums and galleries with work appearing from Birmingham, England to both coasts of the US.  My fiber art can be found in private and corporate collections, magazines and hardcover publications. A partial list of publications and exhibitions can be found  at

Indigo on the Line

6 thoughts on “Notes from the Artist

  1. I love your first paragraph and the philosophy it expresses. It has given me food for thought, as I aspire to a similar stance in the rest of my life but recognise that I struggle more with that in the context of my quilting. You have made me resolve to do better in 2015.

  2. hello there, I saw your upcycled art quilt in the winter stampington magazine. I did read the instructions, but still have a question. is the paper and photo paper treated with anything for washing, or is this strictly art work? and not intended to be really washed and used? did you sew the paper into the quilt? I loved the colors, composition and the techniques you used. I enjoyed looking at it…thanks again…

  3. Thought of you today and remembered the “Distoriated” label you used for your blog, so I was able to find you. Inhope all is well with you. We are now living in Texas full time (as of this summer). We had been wintering here (Denton area) for 3 years, but the AR house sold this year. Stay in touch.

  4. Hello Janice: I love your work!! I’m in search of your Pat 7476 Urban Creep fabric. It is my favorite design to work with. I originally purchased a number of yards, but have used it all up. Do you have any for sale? Thanks – in advance. Barb Stewart

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