I design and handcraft books in my home studio. Each book has its own character and attitude based on the recycled materials I use to create it and the artistic methods I incorporate. I like the technical aspect of measuring paper for pages, the assembly of the torn pages into signatures, then folios and finally book blocks, and then finishing and completing a book with its chosen cover. Being a mixed media artist, I love designing and creating the covers for my books. This is the area where I can draw on the many mixed media techniques I use to create one-of-a-kind signature pieces.