I live in Hood River, Oregon and grew up in the Pacific Northwest, so I love the rain and grey days. I love hiking in a moss covered forest, surrounded by ferns. I also love being on a mountain covered in snow, searching out powder turns with my husband. Snuggling on the couch with my baby boy is also a pretty sweet place to be too. Home is a place where I feel most alive surrounded by the people I love.
I currently entered a new season of life called motherhood and household management. I'm learning how to sneak veggies into mac'n cheese for my toddler and how to keep a house clean (I could skip cleaning the bathrooms, I do not like that part!). I greatly enjoy snowboarding and mountain biking. I love being outside and exploring the mountains. I also love working in my garden and reading historical fiction before bed.
I love pop music, especially Taylor Swift and Justin Timberlake. And I prefer to eat chocolate for breakfast. It pairs so nicely with coffee.
Colored pencils have been my go-to since college. I enjoy the creaminess of that medium and blending them on paper. I have been exploring watercolors the past few years and I think that's my new favorite. I like the unpredictable nature of them. I never know what I'm going to get and I love that surprise. Recently, I've been experimenting with sketching on my iPad and I have enjoyed learning new software, however it's definitely not the same as watercolor and pencils.
I want to spark delight into people's hearts when they look at my work. I want to give them a moment of happiness as they enjoy the I bright colors and quick moment in the brush strokes. I want to encourage folks that they can make things too.