Lois Ehlert, born on November 9, 1934 (89), came from a creative background. Her father was a woodworker and her mother a seamstress. Her parents would give her leftover lumber and fabric, and she enjoyed turning these into creative projects. She unsurprisingly graduated from Layton School of Art in Milwaukee to later become a successful children's book illustrator known for using collage. (http://hillcrestpressinc.com/biography-lois-ehlert/)
She creates this collage art technique by cutting paper, textiles, thread, and even items she finds while walking, and glues them to paper.