I've been creating art in one form or another for as long as I can remember. For over a decade I owned a business in Los Angeles creating mixed-media greeting cards by hand but have recently begun creating mixed-media collages as my primary form of artistic expression. I love working with all kinds of paper, especially vintage ephemera. There is something extremely satisfying about using ephemeral elements from the past to create something tangible in the present. I am drawn to the nostalgia of older eras and the images, designs, fonts, and colors associated with them. I also feel a strong connection to the "kitschy-ness" of mid-century advertising and graphics and like to incorporate them into my work as well.