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Half Moon Bay Artist Spotlight: A Lifetime of Art

Linda Theroff will be showing her work at Harbor Village's Land and Sea Farmer's Market and Art Fair July 8.

Art is part of so many professions, and gives people so many choices for expression.  

I have training in jewelry making, enameling, and print-making from Southern Illinois University and Eastern in Charleston, Ill.

I have had wonderful experiences with the Chicago Artists in Metals group and workshops at the Penland School in North Carolina.  

I enjoy making stained glass, glass beads, and fused glass. I paint and take a lot of pictures of the tide pools and nature. I love looking online at images and seeing what people create. I also needle-felt and create collage art, too.  

Lately, I am working on wire and pearl bird nest pins, necklaces, and rings, and will have my jewelry at Princeton Harbor Village Shops Mall as part of the Farmer’s Market on Sunday, July 8.

For six years, I taught art for K-12 students, and incorporated art into my 4th and 5th grade classes as well. When I was young, my mother sewed a lot of my clothes, as well as, doll clothes. She once made a drum with my brother and I, using a coconut.  

She painted, always made the most beautiful flower arrangements, and created colorful dinners.  

I always had art programs in my schools in Illinois. In high school, I took a jewelry class and got to go to a local jeweler's home, with a group of students, to learn chain making and other jewelry techniques.  

I also enjoy being part of , a local coast-side group of artists. We will have another Open Studios event, Nov. 17-18, 2012.  

Linda Theroff will be showing her work at the Land and Sea Farmers Market and Art Fair, on Sunday, July 8, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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Roberta Gelt July 03, 2012 at 01:30 AM
Congrats Linda. Great article! Nice to learn more about you. The birds nest piece looks gorgeous. Can't wait to see it in person!
Anasha July 03, 2012 at 05:46 PM
Your art is magical; inspiring and delightful. It's as if you transform the mediums you work with into their full potential. Thank you for sharing such an awsome talent!
Laura McHugh July 03, 2012 at 06:23 PM
I have a pin from Linda just like the one shown in the photo. Mine has four little "egg" beads - one for each of my children. So sweet. Thank you Linda!
Connie Andrews August 31, 2012 at 04:07 PM
Congratulations on the article Linda! Keeping making those birds nests!

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