“My friends and family say that I am a
visionary when it comes to creating. I
see much art in my mind and keep at it until I can accomplish what I see.”
Terri uses multiple fabrics, items from
nature and other media such as trims, yarn, thread and ribbons that she has
collected during the thirty years she has been creating a variety of items. She
said she “is always looking” for materials. She has a designated area in her
home for working on her projects, usually every week and sometimes every
day. She said “Seems I can’t stop and I
like to dabble in everything” for the experience.
Her family members are creative and have
inspired her through their art work, including photography, knitting, quilting,
painting, ceramics and glass. Terri has also worked with quilting, painting,
ceramics and rug making.
Terri said, when asked about how living in
the Black Belt influenced her art, that she felt “True art is in the eye of the
beholder, and comes in a wide range of people starting with the children.
While living in Michigan, Terri was named
County Homemaker of the year in 1988, and then State Homemaker. She was named
in two Leisure Arts publication
leaflets in 1991 and 1992.