"Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life."
When I decided to learn papermaking I didn't anticipate being drawn into the book arts.
But these arts exist in the same "room" and
I love books, I love the feel of them, the weight, the promise.
It was inevitable .
Soon I moved away from the paper vat and settled happily into bookmaking.
Hunting down the best papers from the best sources is a part of my work that I truly love.
Papermaking taught me what to look for.
From Albums to journals, to miniatures that you can wear on a chain...
I have taken the book with me on this journey and I'm having so much fun.
And now, having been unable to part with even a scrap of the wonderful papers I find,
I have been making collage from them.
Almost all of my work contains inspirational words or quotes.
They are the "simple songs" that complete each little creation that leaves the studio.