I have always loved books, art journals and miniatures. After majoring in Graphic Arts at the University of Akron, in Ohio, I became a freelance artist working in various mediums. As I’ve studied and created art throughout my life, it has carried me in many different directions and finally led me to creating one of a kind journals, and most recently, collage with encaustic. Encaustic is an exciting medium utilizing hot beeswax and resin to create a beautiful, protective covering which I use to finish my collage pieces. My favorite themes are Birds and Bees. I use vintage, found and fabricated items into my designs. Being inspired by nature allows the use of natural elements, of which the possibilities are endless.