When I'm not creating, I can be found running on caffeine and sugar, playing doorman to our dog, Hedy, and pondering the next good meal. When I'm not in my studio I'm usually wishing I was. I have a weakness for dark chocolate, coffee, cheese, ice cream, and red wine.
We currently live in the frozen Interior of Alaska. The winters are long, dark, and usually bitter cold, while the summers can sometimes be abundantly rainy, but most often are beautiful and warm with nearly 24 hours of light.
I was in high school when a rubber-stamping moved onto the crafting scene. I learned the magic of embossing powered, how to make tiny gift bags from envelopes, how to layer images, and some cool ink techniques in a tiny little shop, Rocky Mountain Impressions. It was here that I fell in love with the world of rubber stamps and learned to make cards.
If you'd have asked me back then I would have told you it was a phase. I would have never guessed that twenty-plus years later I would have packed my card-making supplies through four states.
With all the moving my art has expanded and grown. I've always been creative but it wasn't until my mid-thirties that I really began a more intentional art journey. If I'm honest, it wasn't until then that I had the courage to let down my guard, jump in with both feet, and let go of my inhibitions. I decided one day that I didn't want to wake up one morning and wish I had done this, so here we are. I'm inspired by the creative life I choose to live and the world that surrounds me.
The journey I'm on is constantly changing and I'm exploring new ways to combine all my favorite things - art, photography, and writing.