My family moved to Phoenix, Arizona in 1972 and I have lived here since. I do not have a degree in art; but I always found myself drawn to art and different art forms. I have taken a variety of classes based upon my interests at local community colleges and at the downtown Phoenix Art Center. What started out as making simple cards for myself, led to collage art and working with different mediums. This opened the door for my first book, 'Collage Lost and Found'. I currently teach classes, sell my jewelry and other handmade objects at specialty boutiques, and I am currently working on a new book, 'Bent, Bound and Stitched due out spring 2008. I have a line of rubberstamps available at Stampotique Originals located in Phoenix. I deal in vintage antiques (1930's through 1960's) and this passion has enabled me to amass quite a collection of ephemera and found objects that find a home in my work. Remember there is no right or wrong way to collage. I encourage everyone to explore the variety of techniques this medium has to offer. For updates and contact information please check my website: http://www.inkyblackpaperarts.com/ .