Paula Joerling, widely known for her creative use of unorthodox materials in her illustrations, has always been on the cutting edge. She is know for incorporating fabric, stitched paper and found objects into her art. Forever in search of inspiration, she scours flea markets, antique stores and garage sales in search of goodies to work into her mixed media pieces. Old department store catalogs, vintage wallpaper sample books, costume jewelry and buttons are some favorites. Although she is better known as an illustrator, the sound of paper being stitched has lured her back into the magical world of stitched paper collage and 3 dimentional paper sculpture. Originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, Paula attended the Art Academy of Cincinnati and graduated with a BFA degree in Photography with a minor in Painting. She now lives in Atlanta in a loft with her equally creative husband Tom Haney.