SIERRA ART TRAILS 2016
Yosemite Foothills Open Studio Tour
Friday, Saturday & Sunday September 30th, October 1st & 2nd 2016
The upcoming 2016 Sierra Art Trails open studio tour has many talented artists. The Sierra Sun Times will be featuring a sampling
of several area artists each week leading up to the show. Check back regularly to see who the next featured artist will be.
Inspired by a friend’s designs and encouraged by my husband Don, I began making jewelry about ten years ago. I would describe my style as bohemian-influenced but elegant. I often mix metals and incorporate leather in my designs. I make what I like, not what I think will have market appeal. I love the colors, textures, and the elegance of making this jewelry. This work has been a gift to me and over the years creating jewelry has provided a much needed balance to my professional life. Now that I am retired I am able to devote more of my energy to this creative pursuit.
Both Don and I are natives of the San Francisco bay area. We purchased our Mariposa property about thirteen years ago. The beauty of this place inspires my designs and my work as an artist has connected me to this community.
My work is now displayed in two galleries locally, one in Fresno, and online at: ItalianCreekDesigns.com.
So why Italian Creek Designs? This is where I make my home, on Italian Creek, in the Sierra foothill town of Mariposa, a short drive from Yosemite. The beauty of this place inspires my designs and my work as an artist has connected me to this community. A native of the San Francisco bay area, I had a good long ride in the corporate world and made my escape at the beginning of my sixth decade. I started down this path about ten years ago; it's been a gift to me and over the years creating jewelry has provided a much needed balance to my professional life. Now I have the good fortune to be able to devote more of my energy to this creative pursuit. My designs are featured locally in galleries and juried art events and through this website I now share my work with you.