// artist
// illustrator
// SURFACE pattern designer

I illustrate and create for the quirky and curious soul who delights in whimsical fun patterns inspired by adventure, travel and home.



I have been creating for years and it always feels like I’m coming home. It’s that sweet spot where I feel energized and alive and I can’t wait to see how inspiration and creativity move through me. It’s always a surprise and I think that’s my favorite part. It’s curiosity that motivates me and creating that propels me.

I hope that you’ll find inspiration to follow your own curiosity here. I’m so happy you’ve stopped by.

I hope to see you soon,

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 Well, I’m sitting here with the flu in my tiny space trying not to pass it along to anyone in my family (). Yesterday was the worst day by far but today I managed a shower and a simple drawing. Things are looking up! . . Being sick is tough for everyone but it seems particularly awful when a mom goes down. I’m the one who keeps the family moving and operating. Don’t get me wrong, my husband is great at it but he runs a business full time and taking over my stuff plus his stuff plus the kids stuff is just too much for anyone. I’m so grateful for him! Kudos to all you single parents out there. . . Here’s hoping quick healing and health for anyone feeling under the weather today. ❤️ . . #sickday #flu2019 #illustration #art #spring #floral #flowers #enjoythejourney #breathe #illustrationartist #dailydrawing . .
 Well, I needed to find this quote today. Slow down. Breathe. Rest. Be like nature. It will all be good. . . I’ve got this sinking feeling that I’m getting sick. It’s more than a feeling, I’ve got those chills, a headache, a weird cough and a runny nose. I was fine this morning and have quickly deteriorated as the day has progressed. . . So I’m laying here in my bed watching the boys play outside. I’m resting. Everything will be accomplished eventually but today is not that day. . . It’s funny to me that some days I go nonstop and other days I require more rest and on all of those days the things get done. All the things that are necessary to survive are accomplished. Why, then, do I spend so much of my time rushing around like a crazy person? Slow. Steady. Enjoy. Savor. Breathe. Rest. Relax. . . #laotzu #nature #illustration #artist #quotes #enjoythejourney #breathe #donthurry #slowdown #foliage #botanicals #dailydrawing #tinyliving #airstream #sickday
 My house is tiny tiny tiny but I still manage to keep an inspiration corner. In my big house, I had inspiration hung around every corner. ‘you are loved’ ‘you are enough’ ‘gratitude’ are just a few that were always visible. Now I have space for one and so I got this board so I can change it out. Right now it has my favorite little phrase on it. LIFE IS YOURS FOR MAKING. ✨ . . This particular phrase is set to remind me that I am the decision maker of my life. If something isn’t working, I can change it. I wanna remind you of this too. Life is one short wild ride and I hope we are all able to make the most of it. . . It feels so easy to slip into the mindset of martyrdom, that we must suffer through to get our worthy stamp. We are worthy simply because we are here breathing. We still have to do hard things but we can change a crappy job, or leave toxic relationships, or shift our lifestyle to one that doesn’t require us to work so much, or maybe just take a personal day to rest and read a good book. . . What kind of life are you making? I’m working on making a life that has more connection with my family, more rest and less stress. . . Art by the kids ❤️ Macrame by @deeprootedwellness #lifeisyoursformaking #enjoythejourney #airstream #fulltimervfamily #breathe #yougettodecide #chooseyouradventure #tinyliving #fulltimeairstream
 We’ve had a big shift lately, moving into a 30’ airstream. A lot of folks have been asking me how it’s going and my response is usually something along the lines of, “it’s our life in a smaller container”. I think there’s this illusion that you can somehow out run struggle, out run difficulty, out run hard stuff. In fact, we all know that where you go, there you are. There is no perfect, there is only the journey. . . I like to sit back an remind myself that no matter where you are or what you are doing. No matter how mundane, exciting, adventurous, boring, frustrating, or interesting your life seems today... there is always room to grow. To bloom. To watch your journey unfold. . . I feel extremely lucky to be chasing my dreams (and to have my husband have these crazy ideas with me) but that doesn’t come without hard work, risky decisions, frustrating moments, exhilarating highs, and substantial lows.. that’s just life... the human experience... vast, ever changing, always grasping for what might be. Searching for wholeness. . . I’m working on a challenge and I wonder if you’ll join me. In my daily life I want to move with the mindset of growth. I want to see the blooming unfold. It’s always happening the question is do we see it? How are you blooming right now? . . I’m currently seeing growth in setting boundaries, learning to let go, and finding new ways to parent. I’m also trying new ways of being artistic. . . #bloomhere #grow #watercolor #illustration #floral #foliage #fulltimervfamily #airstream #tinyliving #enjoythejourney #breathe #painting #flowers #illustrationartist #alwayslearning #explore #chaseyourdreams