Round Rock, TX
I am a mixed media artist, in the sense that I work in many different media. I work in fiber, creating both art quilts and art dolls – oh and the occasional fabric book. I work with paper and paint – artist books, altered books, and collage. I have been an artist all my life, but have only acknowledged and cultivated it after wandering around looking for my passion. I continue to cultivate that garden as often as my day job allows. My mother told me often when I was a child that practice makes perfect. I have found that to be true in as much as the more I practice the better I get, the less self-conscious I am about my art.
I started a new venture in 2011, producing an art retreat for sculptures and doll makers, called All Dolls Are Art. ADAA, for short, is held annually, the last weekend in July in Austin, TX. If you are interested in learning to sculpt, check us out at www.alldollart.com. I am adding a mixed media retreat, Art-Xscape, in 2014. You can see the class line-up and register at www.art-xscape.com.
AnLiNa is my Chinese name – given to me by coworkers when I spent several months in China. It was after that trip that I had about a month off from my day job. I took that time to think about what I wanted to do – if I could do anything. The answer was art – so I decided to honor that sojourn in China as it was the stimulus for my decision to be an artist even if I can’t do art as my full time job yet.
If you want to see my art without all of the words, go to my website – www.anlinadesigns.com
You can follow me on Twitter: Follow @AnLiNaDesigns
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