Colleen Schaan is an author, artist, instructor and color addict! Colleen grew up with a love for all things colorful and is blessed to have incorporated that love into a job. After teaching high school- and college-level English for a number of years, Colleen retired to explore the world of creative arts. While working in the creative arts industry, she’s enjoyed a number of teaching opportunities, both online and in person. She is currently the Education Specialist for Imagination International/Copic® markers and enjoys writing curricula for a variety of art programs. She has been writing articles for CardMaker magazine since 2011. She also authored Card to Canvas, a mixed-media technique book for paper crafters, as well as co-authored the popular Copic® Coloring Guide series. She lives in Atlanta, Ga., where she enjoys spending time with her fantastically funny husband and their adorable pup. She also enjoys quilting, reading and painting. Colleen blogs at www.distinctivetouches.com; you can follow her on Facebook at www.facebook.com/colleen.schaan.