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Industry Arts
Occupation Artist and Designer
Location Rotterdam, NY, United States
Introduction I always knew I would be an artist, but I never dreamed that I would make wee folk! I was fortunate to attend The Lake Placid School of Art in it's last year. I continued my studies at a local community college. I love to draw. paint, sculpt and sew. I've been making and selling my work for 35 years. I found the world of Primitives 14 years ago. I remember knowing that this is where I fit as an artist and knowing that in order to make the dolls, I would have to learn to sew. In 2001 I released my first pattern and in 2003 Raven's Haven Patterns was born. As the Goode Wife of Washington County, I do more than patterns. Here you will find links to monthly offerings online, local or trade shows that I participate in and also magazines that I have been published in. The journey continues and is always evolving, and I love it.
Interests Early American and Civil War History. Early American Graven art. Exploring and studying with different media.
Favorite Movies I love movies that reflect the 1700's and 1800's mostly. I LOVE the John Adams Series, Cranford, and of course, Last of the Mohicans. I live in Historic Upstate New York so it is wonderful to watch movies that show the history of this area. Who could not also be enchanted with any of Jane Austin's stories!
Favorite Music Celtic and Classical as I work. I love classical guitar and Vivaldi. Andrea Bocelli sings to my Italian heritage. I am well rounded in my love of music that can reach from traditional Early American and Irish to Big Band and Pop.
Favorite Books I would read an armful of biographies as a young girl, and although I don't get much time to read now, you can bet that I'm caught up in reading or gathering information on the Internet. Lately.. The Last Lecture and The Four Truths.

If mud is dirt plus water, what is clay?

A well loved media by this artist! I grew up sculpting it and often times pull out a bag because you are never too old to play in the clay. It is so soothing and relaxing... makes you wonder why more people don't use art to unstress their lives!