I started making hand-bound books in the late 1990’s in my quest for the “perfect journal” that I was sure would inspire me to Think Deep Thoughts. Making books proved to be more fulfilling (and more realistic) than thinking deep thoughts, so I began to expand my repertoire to include a variety of formats, including journals, sketchbooks, travel journals, guest books and others. From there I taught myself to make boxes in several sizes and a couple of different styles. A wide variety of papers and formats make each item unique.
There’s always something new: New papers, new styles, new colors and textures, new venues. In 2011, I “wandered” into a new area of interest that I know will find its way into my work: Zentangle®. This form of meditative drawing is both calming and compelling, and I am eager to see where it takes me.
This web site will introduce you to my work. You’ll also find hints for making your own books and boxes, ideas for keeping a journal, links to world of the Zentangle art form, and news about the world of book arts.