The finalists for our Fabric Design Contest have submitted their secondary designs, so while we get them ready for our judging panel, we thought we would share the designs with the public and include a little information about the designers.
Meet Sandra Malone, designer of Cans and Buttons.
Sandra Malone grew up in a rural farming community in Texas. Her creative interest at that time was learning to sew. She could creatively combine several patterns together to sew a new outfit that was different than any you could purchase in a store. Sandra’s painting career didn’t surface until later after raising her children. Sandra would purchase the Foster Art books and teach herself as much about color and art as possible. After moving to Wyoming in 1970, and finding a friend that was interested in Tole and Decorative painting, did she begin to design on her own. In 1975, Sandra started her painting career in a small studio in the basement of her home, and finally she and a friend developed a business in Casper, WY called “Creative Hang Ups”. After 10 years of owning a business, Sandra decided to move into the creative design work and has remained there along with authoring and publishing design books in decative painting.
Sandra has two daughters and one son, in which all of them are involved in some art form. She also has 8 Great Grandchildren, and continues to teach herself as much about art as possible. Her next challenge is to learn a computer program to enhance her artwork.