I grew up on a small lake in the woods. 
Nature inspires me.
I love to draw and write.
I use off-cast materials from other people and nature in my work. 
Off-cast denim from family members is my favorite fabric to use in cloth books. I collect off-cut papers from Minnesota Center for Book Arts artists to make baskets, books and collages.I collect and use feathers, nests, rocks, and pot shards in my work.
Above is a drawing from a family vacation memoir. Below is a flying butterfly I painted in kindergarten. That's when I knew I loved to draw and make.