art is kind
did you know closer to pearl has a purchase for donation program? it's your chance to support a great cause with your love of sweet art.
dirty hands & wet paint
this crew is hot off the easel. they are my most recent days of pushin' paint, feeling through the hard (and soft)...a quick glimpse at a day in the circus of love and life.
favorites from the archives
these are long gone livin' their best life on their perfect wall space somewhere in the wide world but out of sight isn't out of mind around here. "thanks for the memories" always applies.
is my favorite, so it will always be a focus of my muse. children's literature beats my heart and so from my own sweet little love book project to illustrating for other gifted authors, book working is one of my first loves.
lifetime of learning
i was never a fan of school based learning...until the university years. art school was amazing and forever shaped me and my vision. one of my best qualities is my intrinsic need for continued learning and growth, it's present in all facets of my life. here you will find proof of growth, just some of my favorite "try's". i'm a huge fan of "let's give it a whirl" so here is a snap shot of the latest whims and interests tugging at my muse.
mindfulness & mindset...
matter a lot around here, a lot! so that, accompanied with my very real obsession with books and paper, find me loving every minute of journal & sketchbook production. this section is a quick peek at some of my best sweet little book binding days.
artprize is an awesome and huge celebration of art that totally takes over the town of grand rapids, michigan each fall. i have participated in many artprize's and it's always exciting to be in the mix. please wish me luck in connecting with a great venue to share my artprize 2022 entry "in flight i stand" with the world.
please check back as venue connections open may 16, 2022. I will post status updates here as the connection process unfolds!