Grateful Box Studio is the work & art of Caroline Spitzer.
I create collage and decoupage art made entirely by hand with a good ol' fashioned pair of scissors. Collaging since I was a kid, my early works included pictures cut out of Seventeen and Heavy Metal magazines glued on everything from school books to bedroom walls,
designing pop art collage masterpieces composed of hair metal band posters, 80s movie ads, and magazine photos of boys doing skateboarding tricks.
I've always loved books, but I didn't start cutting them up until much later in life. Growing up in Raleigh, NC, I frequented independent
bookstores in the Triangle area (shout-out to Quail Ridge Books) and before long, had a good book collection going. I studied books in school, earning an English degree from Appalachian
State University and a Master of Fine Arts degree in Writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts, and then went on to make an early career publishing them. After moving to
Montepelier, Vermont, I founded the college’s first literary and arts journal, Hunger Mountain. As the journal’s publisher, I traveled to writer’s conferences around the
country, filling my suitcase with more books, and my collection continued to grow.