Using images derived from nature and classic Japanese design allows me to explore different themes and surface techniques on my handbags. Over the years I have incorporated many techniques, from beadwork to airbrushing to hand painting to stamping and embossing. I am constantly finding fresh inspiration in nature, art, and travel. I have been involved in the midwest's crafts circuit since 1974 and am consistently impressed by the fresh ideas I see around me.I create my unique bags and accessories in my studio in the Wisconsin countryside. When creating my handiwork I strive to construct bags that are durable and functional, as well as creative and beautiful.