I grew up in the country outside of Cincinnati, Ohio, inspired by art and nature. Art filled our house; my mother who was an artist, taught me, and encouraged play. My father owned a bookstore, and brought many books home. I’ve been drawing most of my life. The last few years I’ve transitioned to new loves of creating paper cuts, many incorporating words, and books arts. I make handmade books and stitch pages, that use pen, ink and embroidery thread. I love the tactile quality coming from the thread and the touch of the paper. I am inspired by folk-art, patterns, quotes, and nature.