Besides the creative aspects, the quality of my work is something I take great pride in. Experience with all kind of sewing techniques since my childhood years definitively helped forming the necessary confidence to constantly explore new techniques and refine old ones, to name a few: sewing, macramÃ©, weaving, silk painting, canvas painting, crocheting, embroidery, knitting and beading, Fimo sculpting, drawing & painting.
My extensive know-how is underscored by
— Two degrees in Home Economics and Arts & Crafts (Teachers College in Switzerland)
— Arts & Crafts and Home-Ec teacher at a High School in Liechtenstein for seven years
— Full teaching credential from the Board of Education in Liechtenstein.
— 1989 to 1996: manager at Yardage City (a fabric store in San Diego).
— 1991 to 1993: Certificate in Fashion Merchandising from San Diego Mesa College
— 1991: First prize California Community College Fashion Symposium (Fashion Prediction)
— Since 1999: Jo-Ann’s Fabrics & Crafts store beginning as Softline Manager. Reduced to
one day/week as a merchandising fabric specialist, in order to explore other activities
— Since 2001: Bardot Collection Boutique in Laguna Beach: At first production manager,
I more and more slipped into the role as an artist, painting for Bardot.
— 2005-2007 Saddleback College: watercolor and oil painting classes to rekindle my passion for painting
again and to learn additional techniques.
— Since 2005 Summer & Winter Sawdust Art Festival in Laguna Beach.
— Since 2006: Laguna Craft Guild’s cobblestone markets on Main Beach in Laguna Beach.