|"Mosaic" - Best in Show in 2003
In addition to her "regular" job, Patricia is an up and coming fiber artist. She
knits, crochets, and weaves gorgeous shawls and other lovely things out of the yarn Gloria spins for her. She finds this to
be a wonderful contrast to her work as a technical writer for a large software firm.
Patricia is beginning to design patterns of her own and is a consistent winner
at the local county free fair as well as the Tulsa State Fair. Last year she won Best in Show for one of her hand-woven shawls,
in addition to several blue ribbons for other projects. In 2004 she won both local, state, and international awards for her
Gloria's health has caused her to take a long sabbatical from her graduate career
and has made her re-assess the course her life is taking. As John Lennon said, "Life is what happens to you while you are
busy making other plans."
For now she is a burgeoning fiber artist who spins, dyes, felts, and weaves in
the Navajo way. She loves working with her hands in this way, and is grateful for this chance to re-invent herself yet again.