Colleen Casner of East Haddam has a bachelor's degree in sociology and works in the Connecticut public school system. "The whimsical nature of my art keeps me from taking myself too seriously," she says. "The finished piece seldom appears as originally conceived in my mind." The image on the cover is titled "Summer Adirondacks" and is a mixed media collage - watercolor was used for the background, specialty paper that resembles wood was used for the chairs and rice paper details the seagulls.
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