It all started with books headed for the dumpster. As a high school art teacher, I am perpetually resourceful, finding unique materials for student creations as well as my own art. Distressed by the thought of a landfill library, my students and I rescued the books and turned them into art journals. My students and I continue to repurpose old books, filling the printed pages with visual works. Painting, collaging, and drawing within the pages, I discovered my own inspiring platform - a way to create art infused with positivity, whimsy and favorite quotes collected over the years. Each piece is a print from one of my journals.