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Growing up, I never would have called myself an artist but that's changed now. I started engaging in collage while I was teaching as a way of relieving stress and expressing myself in an artistic but flexible style. I began making artist cards as well as developing some larger pieces for students and for myself. I love learning and exploring so in the end I was lead to bookbinding through one of my searches for inspiration.

After discovering binding, I eyed case bound books and searched for tutorials for months before I finally decided to go for it. Using materials I had around the house, I made my first case bound book and I was hooked. Since then, I have explored numerous bookbinding methods both independently and through classes. I love both binding with and without paste and I enjoy the flexibility of the craft. I've primarily created blank books and have enjoyed making artists'…

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  • Female
  • Born on July 28
  • Joined June 17, 2011

Favorite materials

marker, oils, pens, pressed flowers, thread, paste, decorative paper, writing paper, binding board, cloth, watercolor, beads, clippings

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About

Growing up, I never would have called myself an artist but that's changed now. I started engaging in collage while I was teaching as a way of relieving stress and expressing myself in an artistic but flexible style. I began making artist cards as well as developing some larger pieces for students and for myself. I love learning and exploring so in the end I was lead to bookbinding through one of my searches for inspiration.

After discovering binding, I eyed case bound books and searched for tutorials for months before I finally decided to go for it. Using materials I had around the house, I made my first case bound book and I was hooked. Since then, I have explored numerous bookbinding methods both independently and through classes. I love both binding with and without paste and I enjoy the flexibility of the craft. I've primarily created blank books and have enjoyed making artists' books as well. I recently discovered bullet journaling and have had fun designing notebooks that are both beautiful and utilitarian.

Etsy provides a great opportunity for me to share my craft and find inspiration from my fellow artists!

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