The world of mixed media/altered art took hold of me back in 2004 and hasn’t let go! I currently teach pottery and mixed media at the high school level and love every minute of it! I have a “knack” for finding and arranging old things in contained spaces so they tell a visual story. The items I used in this piece tell the story of me. The hand and star represent creating limitless art, keys represent an opening to new beginnings or old memories, the teacher in my likes the old rusty pencils, and the woman in my work is me determined to tell my story through art.