// 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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 I’m pretty sure there is nothing better than watching the snow fall when it wasn’t even in the forecast. These are huge flakes and it just keeps falling! The boys are having a blast. . . #grateful #snow #homeschool #hooray #breathe #snowpocolypse
 We returned home from our trip safely although it was a bit dramatic with a missed flight and an overnight stay compliments of American Airlines. It was wonderful to spend time in the PNW, it always feels like being in a magical forest. . . But what is really on my heart today is the face of Hashimotos. It’s a constant struggle in my life (and 14 million other U.S. lives) and it’s likely that you know someone suffering from this disease. Hashimotos is a condition where the body attacks the tissue of the thyroid causing decreased function. The thyroid is pretty much in charge of the function of all the important things in the body via hormone production. . . Hashimotos can make your face swollen and uncomfortable, joints can ache and prickle with pain, debilitating exhaustion, depressive episodes, extreme constipation, dry rough skin, brittle and broken hair, muscle fatigue, difficulty swallowing from enlarged thyroid, and weight gain despite not changing routines or food intake. It’s pretty terrible to deal with a flare up. . . Hashimotos is invisible. There is no external indication that someone is suffering from this disease. It can feel isolating and like an emotional rollercoaster as one navigates symptoms from day to day. . . January is thyroid awareness month. If you know someone dealing with this disease, it’s a great time to check in. If you are currently dealing with it, I’m holding space for you. I understand the pain both physically and emotionally. I understand the way the disease steals away tiny moments and makes life feel so very hard at times. You are loved. I see you doing your best every day. . . #hashimotos #thyroid #thyroidawareness #autoimmunedisease #youareloved
 This guys first time seeing the Pacific Ocean. I haven’t seen him this excited about something in a while. He couldn’t wait to explore, leaving me in the dust to run ahead. After he tired out a little he sat playing lava flow and mudslide in the small tributaries on the beach. . . Sharing experiences is one of the best things we can do together. It’s exciting, ignites curiosity and discovery, and is a sure fire way to make some memories and fill our connection cup. . . Just to keep it real. It hasn’t been all rainbows and unicorns, we still have had plenty of real life hard moments. . . #oceansideoregon #oregon #pnw #homeschool #pacificocean #lowtide #worldschool #wildschool
 My eldest son and I have flown across the country to spend some time with dear friends. We don’t get time together, just the two of us, very often. It’s a whole new experience to focus on just one kid doing their thing for an extended amount of time. It’s a chance to relearn and reconnect. I’m feeling grateful for this time with him as he explores a new place. . . #oregon #pnw #hoytarboretum #redwood #homeschool #wildschool #nature #treehugger #momandsonadventures #rain