I have always had an inquisitive nature about wanting to know how things are made and work. That curiosity led me to learn bookbinding. Once I learned the basics in my first class in 2014, I was hooked on furthering my knowledge. In the end, I have learned that why I keep at it is my love of the process. I enjoy that I have a finished piece, but the most joy I get is in making the books. I find great enjoyment and inspiration in the full process from cutting paper all the way to sewing up the pages and covers. Finally, once the book is complete, I enjoy that my books have a second life.