I had been experimenting with several different media for years when I discovered books. I love the possibility of the material & form; how binding serves as an introduction to the content, the structure & movement, the anticipation of the turning page, & the following surprise or resolution. I began making making journals in 1998 because I couldn’t find one that worked for me. My design lays flat & travels well, protected by the wrap around cover. I also make guest books, photo albums & teach workshops on book binding. My education includes classes at the American Academy of Bookbinding, workshops with local & nationally known binders, & much trial and error.