Mary and her husband Doug and two dogs whisked themselves out of Alaska in 2011 to the magic world of red rock and lizards. Transplanted to Fruita, CO, Mary and her Color Creek-Fiber Art found a brand new color palette and ways to translate dye to fabric.
Mary thrives on crazy odd projects and there are lots of them here in Colorado—teaching the Fibers program at Colorado Mesa University; painting the backdrop for the Fruita Dinosaur Journey Museum and creating a line of clothing called “Upside Down and Inside Out””—colorful clothing to play with as well as wear.
Everything she does comes with a story, so head on into the website and catch up on the stories behind the creations…
Color Creek Fiber Art Alaska began as a figment of my imagination in 1997 as a way to share a magically and richly creative space with my greater community. It became a place to explore, to share, to learn and to tap those resources that lie deep within us through the ancient art of dyes, fiber, color and handwork. My vision for Color Creek has never wavered—but the process and the place have changed.
Color Creek took a great big leap out of the cold and colors of green and blue trading them in for the southwest colors of red rock, desert streams, collared lizards and the heat of Fruita, Colorado. Today’s story is of transition, of finding space and place so the artwork and the vision of sharing can continue. It is home, but not yet home—familiar, but with that fresh “newness” that promises much to explore. It is not a story of what was but a story of unfolding possibilities in both vision and personal artwork. I invite you to join my story in whichever manner makes the most sense. I am open to discussions and the sharing of information and ideas. For right now, come dip your virtual fingers in the Color Creek experience and just maybe we’ll cross color paths someday.