I have always dabbled in some form of making art for as long as I can remember. I am a self -taught artist initially drawing with pen and ink and returning with watercolor to accent my drawings.
With my love of the letter form I continued onward to the art of calligraphy, acquiring the proper knowledge and skill of the craft. In the late 80's, a close friend introduced me to papermaking where I would go on to create beautiful hand pulled sheets of paper to enhance my beautiful lettering. I eventually moved on to designing a line of paper art jewelry and stationery that I sold in shops and galleries throughout Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Nevada, and California.
My true passion has become book binding where I create one-of-a-kind hand bound books and journals completely by hand, using traditional bookbinding methods that have been used for centuries. My journals are crafted from nickle silver, copper, and brass in which I etch the cover design. Each is unique and one of a kind. I also design and create quilted journals embellishing them with quotes, vintage buttons, beads, and found objects.
Each book is loving made by hand and no two are alike. They make unforgettable gifts to record life's cherished events or your everyday special thoughts and moments.