"My art is inspired by the desire to leave proof that I was here after I am gone. My first exposure to art was paper bead jewelry and stained glass. Years later I found mixed media while learning about art journaling. I don't art journal but love painting, sculpting and collage. I have learned all I know from various online and in person workshops. I try to use what I learn and give it my own twist. Art interests me because my life has always been chaotic and art just makes me feel grounded and everything else just melts away."