About Me

My interests are many and varied.   I make art quilts, artist’s books, cards, paintings, mixed media pieces, fabric beads, jewelry, dolls, well, you get the idea!  I am my happiest when I am playing with my materials.  I love to scavenge.  I have a penchant for picking up odd bits of paper, trash, broken jewelry, etc. wherever I walk.  I regularly glean wonderful materials from the blue paper-recycling bin outside my studio.  I save thread and fabric scraps and anything that looks like it might want to be made into art someday.  Sometimes I actually use them!

I am sole proprietor of a business eponymously named Madelin C. Wolf.  I make quilts, restore quilts and do quilting for others.  Sometimes I  finish other people’s odd projects (like turning 4 mink pelts and a cape into an Alaskan musher’s hat!)  I love what I do, but sometimes regret that I can’t just do my own work!  Remember the cobbler whose children had no shoes?  At least all my grandchildren have quilts!  Here and there I manage to make some time to work on my own projects.

My latest interests are mixed media, printing, making artist’s books, altered books and manipulating photos in Photoshop. I also am writing a novel.

I knew when I was 5 that I was an artist.  It took me many years to be able to say it and to follow my dream.  I attended UC Berkeley as a single parent of 3.  It was joy and hell at the same time.  I received my BA degree 10 years after I should have in the normal course of events.  Given the circumstances, it was all the sweeter.


13 Responses to “About Me”

  1. It looks good, Madelin! Keep on making art and blogging away! – Anne

  2. You are amazing! I worship women like you…you are the living breathing archetype of woman; creativity, warrior, mother, artist, resourceful…I’m sure there is a gloriously dark side too! Cheers to you

  3. Laura Lee Fritz Says:

    Mark art today!
    Mark your life your artpiece and that means you are making art today.
    If you make your smile a piece of art, you can make art many times a day…frame the mirror…
    doodle today you made art.
    artmaking needn’t be just the important pieces, doodle today: you made art.
    I thank you for coming to a networking on your birthday, you gave yourself some new friends as a present, eh?

  4. Hey Madeline!
    This is a wonderful blog. It’s so great to see you in the full flower of your creativity! I love the art you are making using collage and old photos. Reminds me of art I used to like to make, but now I mostly write.
    Keep up the fantastic work!

  5. Kathryn Smith Says:

    I KNEW you were an artist with my quilts, but I’m learning about ALL the other things you have tackled!…books for instances. What fun.

  6. I love altered books too,so many things one could do if only we could have the days lengthened. I am thinking of starting a movement “women for more art hours and me time?”or something like that, maybe 4 or so more hours in a day could be a starinting point and when we still dont get everything done we can campaign for more?
    I enjoyed your about me page and think your header turnrd out great!

    • madelincwolf Says:

      Thanks, Lee. My header has always looked like that. Guess I did it right the first time! I think I would like to get rid of the word blog, though. I’ll have to see if I can. The image is from a painting I did. I like the idea of adding 4 art hours to the day. Sometimes it feels like the day is already 28 hours long depending on what’s going on!

  7. Andrea Hayes Says:

    Love that color on your blog header. Very nice!

  8. Madelin, I love your About Me. The artist in you thrives no matter what the circumstances – that’s inspiring!

  9. lighthouseblues Says:

    Great site Madelin, like it a lot!
    Love your blog too, very inspiring! I’m a creative person too, and to find like minded people is a true gift. Just love this class!
    See you! =)

    • madelincwolf Says:

      Thank you Marie, and thank you for subscribing to my blog. It is so nice to associate with “my people!” I love the class, too. I feel like we are building a community of artists and hope that when the class is over we will still keep tabs on each other!

  10. Love It! You inspire me!

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