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Libby has been working with shredded money since the mid 90's.  She recently discovered that window screen is the perfect canvas.  The holes in the screen are 1/16th of an inch high, the perfect size.

It takes about an hour per square inch to create the weavings.  A lot of that time is spent digging through a mass of shredded money to find the right strips.  Each strip is 1/16th inch wide and 6 1/8th inches long.


The money has been shredded by the US Treasury so it's legal.  


Money weaving is a way for her to focus.  The distractions of every day are not in her field of vision so they don't exist.

She has lived in Sacramento for over 40 years.  Libby graduated from Sacramento City College and Sac State.  She has been creating some sort of art as long as she can remember.  Her first art award was in 1957, the most recent  was in 2012.

As Auntie Libby of the Crafty Aunties she works with children encouraging creativity.  For the last 25 years she has run a workshop for ceramic artists and has been designing costumes for local theater companies.  From 2005 to 2010 Libby has worked for the Effie Yeaw Nature Center building museum exhibits.

She lives with two cats in a former church in the country.  The chickens and ducks and sheep live outside.