I love and collect scraps of texture, found objects, discarded test strips, the edges of stretched paper paintings, used stamps, old dress making patterns. The list is endless. These tiny precious pieces already have a history of their own. I often scan these too so I can re use them in different ways. The challenge is then to create pieces of artwork where they can become something new, something magical, brought back to life in a different context. Most start out as original collages although I often develop them further with extra layers using photo shop, adding more intrigue to the work.