Bertha Costales - Fiber

I have always liked working with my hands and have always loved creating things.

When I was young, I spent summers sewing, beading and crafting.  It was my escape then and it remains so today.  Although now, I call it therapy!

I enjoy several mediums; inlcuding beading, silversmithing and mixed media.

My current fiber art is an accumulation of all I have learned and loved.  Each design is filled with lots and lots of colors, and then free motion sketched.  My love of all the beautiful colors is best described by the Spanish folklore song "De Colores."

Part of the English interpretation reads:

"ALL THESE COLORS ARE LIKE THE LOVE I HAVE KNOWN IN MY LIFE AND KEEP FILLING MY HEART"