I knit the hats and other items for Woods Hall but my priority is to have a good supply of Monsters at all times. I try to remind customers that not all Monsters are scary! In fact, Madeline Monsters are pretty friendly and cuddly. And most of them live and play on the island. unless someone wants to adopt one to take home to a grandchild or someone special in their family. For several years I also made beaded jewelry but many other people did too so I changed my style.
Having a daughter who teaches in Turkey, I was able to acquire parts of vintage belly dancer accessories as well as Alpagas, interesting parts from horse and camel harnesses. It was different than most jewelry made in this area and fun to work with the antique pieces. So now that I’m getting older, I am focusing more on the Madeline Monsters which keep me just busy enough.
Woods Hall Gallery and Studios has played a huge part in my life for the last twenty years. Without the encouragement and support of local artists, Woods Hall, and The LaPointe Center, I often wonder if I would have ever had the courage to push on and develop the skills I have, had it not been for the caring, generous people in this community.