Kari Kruempel

Underlying my art are two basic beliefs: 1) Journaling is an important activity as are 2) recycling and reusing. Accordingly. I strive to make my journals attractive, often including my own paintings and drawings, and intriguing by, for instance, using old book and magazine covers and including out-of-context quotes from the original publication as writing prompts. Besides old books and magazines, I use whatever I find and can imagine incorporating into a journal, e.g.vintage (often damaged) handkerchiefs, wallpaper samples, even floppy disks, and all sorts of found items.