// 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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 The thing I love most about vacation is having even more time to focus on the things I love. I’ve been in a bit of a downward trend in art making since preparing for selling our house back in March but I’ve slowly been building back up again. . . The thing I need most to make lots of art is quiet solitude. Then I need to create space to make art without judgement of myself (I.e. appreciate the ugly and keep on doing it anyway). Then it also helps if I share it instead of stuffing into the digital cloud never to be seen again. . . This simple pattern was created as I stared at this beautiful Puerto Rican tree in our back yard. Swipe to see the tree. . . #makeart #breathe #taketime #dothethingsyoulove #fillyourcup #create #createeveryday #illustration #arteveryday #vector #whimsical #foilage #botanicals #tree #puertorico #surfacepattern #surfacepatternprint
 How many of you have a hobby / passion that serves as therapy? For me, that’s drawing. On the plane the other day I had the great privilege of sitting next to a very hungover young man who was tossing his cookies into a plastic bag the whole way. It was so gross and my anxiety was building thinking of all the possible scenarios that could happen. . . What if he pukes on me? What if he spills his puke bag? What if he has Ebola virus? You know all that kind of stuff. Then I pulled out my iPad and did some digital doodling and it calmed me right down. . . I wonder, how do you cope with publicly stressful situations? What is your go to for calming down? . . #stressrelief #arttherapy #create #breathe #mandala #doodle #createeveryday #illustration #art
 Guys. I did something terrifying and exhilarating and extra terrifying. Today, we decided to check off a bucket list item and take surf lessons. I was scared stupid about it with serious anxiety until we were out there in the water with Eduardo our guide. . . It turns out that surfing is like most things. You can start with baby waves and a beginners surf board and you can actually SURF. I was shocked that I was able to stand up on the first wave. The body workout was insane (I see why surfers are so fit). . . It was a great reminder that fear and anxiety are not about living in the moment. They come from focusing on what might be. The actual present moment is so much easier to deal with. Every time. It’s curious to me how often I need to be reminded of this. . . I’m generally in the camp of folks ready to take a leap of faith for a fun experience and I’m glad my husband is the same. What a wonderful shared experience that we will never forget. . . #puertorico #surf #alohasurfschool #jobosbeach #marriagegoals @ryansigsbeyphoto
 Some mornings you sleep in til 8:30 and wake up in a tropical location with the man of your dreams. He hands you a cup of coffee and you sit out under the palm trees taking the advice that is tattooed across your arm, BREATHE. This my friends, is a reset. Not all of the components are mandatory for me to feel refreshed, but hot damn, I’m feeling pretty grateful to have each one this morning. . . #caribean #puertorico #vacation @ryansigsbeyphoto #playajobos