// 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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 Today we landed in our new spot and are feeling so very grateful. We have a couple more days to finish cleaning out the house and then this huge hurdle will be over. It’s been a heck of a journey getting to this point. Two years of planning, one year of downsizing, two months of keeping our house clean for showings, one month of airstream projects, two weeks of talking mindfully with the kids about the transition, four days of driveway camping to test things out, and finally on the first day of spring... Here We Are! Meet Sylvi. ❤️ . . #airstream #grateful #firstdayofspring #breathe #fulltimervfamily #aaah #enjoythejourney
 Stress relief at its finest. Anyone else find the swirling of color and water to be so soothing. The mixing of colors to be so exciting. Waiting for it to dry to see what might emerge. Aaah. Watercolors. ❤️❤️ Nothing fancy here, just circle shapes in all the colors. ✨ ✨ #watercolor #painting #soothing #stressrelief #justpaint #ilovecolor #simple #art #breathe
 Man. I’m like a sewing machine over here (pun intended). Things are getting real, we have two weeks and some change before our move out date and I’m trying to finish a few projects to make our transition smoother. This is our new laundry bag. Fabric by @bonniechristine ✨ ✨ This move is a bit different than ones before because we are moving into a much smaller space, our camper. It turns out that there are exponentially more things to figure out. We’ve purged 75% of our belongings and I expect more will go. ✨ ✨ The freedom of purging is something that never gets old. We’ve been planning and sorting for this move for almost two years now. The catalyst for making this decision (on my side) is my recurring health issues. I’ve been struggling with autoimmune issues for years. It’s been hard. I’ve been diagnosed with Hashimotos, probably Lupus and maybe Graves Disease. The diagnosis for Lupus has been really challenging, 2/3 of my doctors believe that I have it while one doesn’t. Anyone else in this limbo? It’s disheartening. While a diagnosis doesn’t matter all that much, it’s nice to know what beast you are fighting. ✨ ✨ It is unanimous (3/3) that emotional stress is my main trigger for being symptomatic so the idea to downsize and simplify has been a goal of mine for a while. I’m very excited to try it on with few expectations. Let’s see how things go. ✨ ✨ #adventure #minimalism #simplify #hashimotos #lupus #sewing #lowexpectations #artgalleryfabrics @artgalleryfabrics
 I realized that I haven’t posted since the beginning of this year. Hi. Hello. How are you? (No really, how are you?) ✨ ✨ We are in the process of selling our home and moving so I’ve been a little distracted. The work that comes with moving a family can be a bit overwhelming but I’m so excited about being on the other side of it all. I’m trying to savor this part of the journey too. I’m not perfect so there are moments of peaceful gratitude sprinkled amongst overwhelm and anxiety. I’m pretty sure that’s the human experience at least mine. ✨ ✨ I’m working on a fairly large sewing project this week and thought I might share. I’m making zipper bedding for my boys’ beds. I couldn’t find any zipper bedding out there that I loved so I decided to make my own out of @bonniechristine fabric and luxurious linen. It’s going to be heavenly! If this goes well, I fully intend on making some for my bed too.  ✨ ✨ What are you working on out there? Are you swinging between gratitude and overwhelm? How do you keep the internal balance healthy? ✨ ✨ #sewing #bonniechristinefabric #linen #create #cultivate #gratitude #zipperbedding #ooolala #hello #howareyoureally #artgalleryfabrics