Mary Crawshaw Stanley

Profile Updated: April 17, 2010
Class of 1966
Residing In: Santa Barbara, CA USA
Homepage: http://marystanley.blogspot.com/
Spouse/Partner: Dennis Stanley
Children, Grandchildren: Jason born 1990
Justin born 1993
Occupation: Artist, art workshop teacher, mom
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Mary Stanley

Occupation/Career(s) Details:

UCSB graduated in 1970 BA in ART and anthropology

Artist, weaver, gallery owner, rubber stamp maker, clothing designer, jewelry maker, rug hooker, fiber artist, workshop leader, President, the Creative Females Association, world traveler in search of folk art.

Different places I have lived:

South Pasadena, Hermosa Beach, Santa Barbara, Marin County, Summer school in Guadalajara, Mexico 1969.

Family history living in South Pasadena:

We had a home on Marengo Ave. from 1951 to 1966.
Attended Marengo School
SPJHS and SPHS.
Left for UCSB and have been here ever since!

Both of my parents were professors in the LA area.

Family members who also went to SPHS:

Larry Crawshaw-class 1960
John Crawshaw -class 1963 deceased 1984

Other SPHS graduates I keep in touch with:

Gordy Ryder 1966
Diana Whitney 1965
Debbie Wilson 1965
Marsha Harmon 1965
Jack Biesek 1965
Laura Seymour 1966
Roger Mooberry 1966

School Memories:

I remember going to hear all the great music of the 1960's...the Ash Grove on Melrose, hearing the Beatles, the Rolling Stones and all the English bands...so fun!
And my classmates band, the Gross National Product!

What's happening in my life now:

Still busy being a mom, teaching, making lots of art-mostly fiber art. Love the ocean, boogie boarding, beach walks, being in nature, traveling whenever possible, taking classes, selling my art at several stores and shows throughout the year.

Organizations and groups I (did or do) participate in (in high school and/or now):

Spanish Club
Art Club
International Relations

Madre
Free Tibet!
Art From Scrap
PTA
Art Clinic
Artfest in Port Townsend, WA

Pastimes & Hobbies:

I am always making some kind of ART!
Teach art classes to kids at the recycling center.
Love live music, taking classes and learning new things.
Traveling to far away places.
I like to make cookies.
try new restaurants...

Favorite Music, Songs, Bands

Too many to list.

Favorite Books, Magazines, Movies, TV etc:

Barbara Kingsolver, Alexander McCall Smith, Wally Lamb, and lots of others
Tim Burton, Selvedge magazine, Fiberarts, Somerset Sew! Art + Life...
PBS, NPR, jazz, old rock and roll, interesting new music, + my son Justin plays guitar....

Additional Comments:

Lots of meditation in the 1970's, organic gardening and healthy living.
lived in a spiritual commune for 12 years!

Posted: Dec 16, 2013 at 9:29 PM