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.

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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:

    Madeline,
    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?
    Laura

  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!
    Lee

    • 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! =)
    Marie

    • 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!
    Roxi

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