I am an ex-preschool and substitute teacher who is self-taught and receives disability for chronic back pain. I specialize in mixed media arts such as collage, mixed with acrylics or gouache, fabric, found objects, stamping, stencils, and other ephemera. I also enjoy colored pencil, acrylic painting, andart journaling. I love writing about art and would be enrolled in a school of psychology as an art therapist-in-training...but I will be 50 this July, so I have decided to enjoy creating mixed media arts, journaling, and an unexpected early retirement! I enjoy travel, pets, and creative writing, as well as baking and gardening.