MY NAME IS KAREN
I like taking the skills of yesterday and mixing them with the technology of today and my work is the result.
I was a math "geek" when being a "geek" was cool. I have learned how to make kaleidoscopes from a number of skilled craftsmen over the years. So I sit at my computer, open an image that I previously designed and apply those same mathematical principles (geometry) to my image . When I like it, I save the image and print it onto canvas and take it from there.
I also love stained-glass but am very clumsy. So I start with traditional stained-glass patterns but make it with fabric, some work even incorporates my kaleidoscopes. The results have been mistaken for glass, tile and even clay.
I incorporate the kaleidoscopes into whatever I can ... pins, journals and even handbag embellishments.
I constantly change my art but the one thing that doesn't change is .. expect the unexpected !!!