About

I’ve tried many arts and crafts but always come back to photography.

Life-long creative

My first camera was a high school graduation gift: Sears KS500 (made by Ricoh).

In college, I earned a Bachelor of Arts in technical theater with a minor in art history. Passed my free time doing Seattle fringe theater in the 1990s.

My doll collection began in the late 1990s; dolls remain my favorite photographic subjects.

In addition to photography, I’ve explored sewing, knitting, spinning, paper craft, jewelry, mixed media art, art journals and coloring.

Making a livable wage as a creative has never been easy, so I used my organizational skills and love of office supplies to craft a career as an administrative professional.

I live in Seattle with my supportive partner and a small army of dolls. Tenukihandcrafts was coined by my hubby. Tenuki is a term from the game of go that means to take the initiative.

My camera gear

  • Canon Rebel T1i
  • Canon 10-18 mm lens
  • Canon 24 mm lens
  • Canon 18-55 mm lens
  • Canon 50 mm lens
  • Canon 75-300 mm lens
  • Lensbaby Composer Pro + Sweet 50
  • Lensbaby Omni Creative Filter System
  • Sears KS500 with 50 mm lens
“Camera Story”

Exhibitions

Pair Go Promotional Posters
(Ongoing)
Seattle Go Center annual Pair Go Tournament posters, on permanent display.

Light Space & Time Gallery

August 2019 – Botanicals

Special mention “After the Rain”

“After the Rain”

Shift Art Monthly Challenge

January 2019 honorable mention “A Narrow Escape”

“A Narrow Escape”

Zeus’ Women
Summer 2016

Gallery exhibition at Artfx Seattle. Eleven mixed media portraits of women who were tricked and abused by the Greek god Zeus.