I am Janelle. I am a textile and mixed media artist. I love to create one of a kind art works and wearable art. I have a degree in Textile and Apparel Studies with a design emphasis. I love to dye fabric and then to use a variety of methods to add surface design to my fabric. I use the fabric that I have created in my quilts and my wearable art and even in my collages. I also love to create altered books, paintings, and all kinds of other mixed media art. I am a wife and mother of five wonderful children. They range in age from 20 to 3 years old. I create in every minute that I can carve out of my busy life. I am the most happy when I am creating something or spending time with my family and friends. I like reading, painting, sewing, fabric dyeing, gardening, riding horses, watching movies and TV shows especially science fiction and fantasy, and web-surfing. I also enjoy going to the Michigan Renaissance Festival each year with my family.