// 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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 Be the light  ✨ ✨ Over the course of my life this is a phrase I’ve come back to more times than I can count. ✨ ✨ There are so many wonderful people who light up my life and I hope I do the same for them. You know who you are! ✨ ✨ There are folks that I see on the street who are just radiating light and love. You know those people. Thank you! Thank you for your light, your love, and your positive vibes in this world. ✨ ✨ #bethelight #showlove #gratefulheart #love #friends #community #illustration #artist #happyholidays #bejoyful #spreadthelove #illustrator #doitfortheprocess #enjoythejourney
 A snow fort is always and forever a good idea! ✨ ✨ Watching everyone play today was really magical. It’s easy for me to get bogged down with the ‘should do’ and forget to savor the fleeting moments of life. Today, I savored! ✨ ✨ I love when I get reminded that play is an essential part of life. I love watching my husband play with my kids. Im fairly certain that we all just shine and radiate beauty when immersed in play. I wonder why it’s not a priority every day? ✨ ✨ How do you keep a playful spirit? ✨ ✨ #play #enjoythejourney #family #snowday #snowfort #joyful #childlikewonder #havefun
 Picking out a tree is always such a joy for my kids. This year was no different. My kids ran through the farm and excitedly picked the ‘best one’. My heart was so full and grateful in this moment. ✨ ✨ We are entering the time of year where my thoughts are consumed by how much we have and how much others need. I’m trying to find ways to give back. Ways to pass on all the good that I’ve had the fortune of receiving. ✨ ✨ If you find your heart feeling like mine, here are some local causes that could use some extra love this holiday season. ✨ ✨ 1. Our local elementary school has opportunities to sponsor kids in need for Christmas. 2. Transylvania County DSS is looking for Christmas Partners for local foster children. 3. A local mama recently diagnosed with stage IV breast cancer is raising funds for treatment. ✨ ✨ Click on the link in my profile to find contact for the above causes. ✨ ✨ There are many worthy local and global causes. Will you please share your favorite way to give back this holiday season? ✨ ✨ #grateful #give #share #love #bethelight #tistheseason #causes #supportyourcommunity #spreadthelove #christmas
 Sometimes I feel completely overwhelmed and bogged down by technology. This week I’m really feeling it. I find myself trying to avoid my computer and do analog work instead. I often wonder why this feeling emerges. ✨ ✨ I do know that when I sit at my computer for longer periods of time I often leave in a bad mood or feeling irritable. Unfortunately, I then can’t show up as a great mom or wife because I’m so on edge. ✨ ✨ Lately I’ve been trying to do watercolors every day as my creative outlet and that leaves me feeling calm and refreshed. I love mixing and blending colors and seeing what emerges. ✨ ✨ Does anyone else ever feel this way? ✨ ✨ #backtobasics #watercolor #illustrator #artist #technology #leaves #illustrationartists #surfacepattern #surfacepatterndesign #painting #doitfortheprocess #enjoythejourney #simplify