Every collage tells a story through the papers, images and objects that make up its layers. Over 20 artists and the author will share the stories-personal or fictional-behind their own collage works, in addition to offering the reader tips for telling her own stories. Each of 9 chapters will offer the reader the following components: On My Worktable (beautiful photographs of what the author has spread around her worktable for inspiration), Collage Story (sampling of finished art that includes the author's narratives or stories behind the pieces), Experiencing Collage With [Guest Artist] (three photographs of their art piece-one of it as a whole and one or two details of it and its written story), Collage Challenge (a stepped-out exercise or project in the theme of the chapter), Notes to Self (tips and ideas to try), Windows to My World (description of the author's life or my home and how it affects her art) and Inspirational Quotes.
Roxanne is a mixed-media artist book arts and collage works are usually inspired by nature, natural history and the untold stories behind a piece of art. She currently teaches a mixed-media art journaling class as an adjunct professor at Oregon Institute of Technology, and also successfully teaches her own online workshops. Roxanne has had her work shown throughout the United States, and is currently at Illahe Gallery in Ashland, Oregon and Sage Place in Bandon Oregon. She teaches at Art Is You and has been published in Cloth Paper Scissors and three North Light books (The Pulse of Mixed Media, Paint Mojo and Incite: Color Passions). Roxanne is also a designer for Mary Beth Shaw's line of StencilGirl products.