I have always been collecting odd bits of paper from a very young age. I started studying art at the University of Montana and I have continued my art studies since moving to Southern California. I believe it is important to always be challenged and to learn and grow. It was not until I found art journaling that my art blossomed and I truly deeply felt I was an artist. Art journaling has changed my life. It has brought a deeper understanding of myself, brought me more in touch with my emotions and who I really am. Today I am a mixed media artist primarily focusing on art journaling and now canvas. My approach to art is through many layers that parallel the layers of our lives.