I am a self-taught artist, plant-person, thrifter, minimalist-wannabe, and ENFP (who appreciates intimate gatherings). I love a good street taco second to a loaded poke bowl, but most nights I’m home sharing a homemade dinner with my family. I gravitate towards bright, vibrant colors, and everything feminine and joyful. I believe home is a priceless place and there are no rules to your heart’s idea of aesthetic and beauty.
Artist, wife & mom. Raising my four kids and caring for my family is my calling, my first love. Art is a very close second. Every hour not spent on my family, laundry, and exploring
Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, Connecticut, are spent sketching and dabbing color on paper, usually with a baby in my lap or at my feet (or both, thanks to our sweet twins born Dec 2017).
Watercolor. Watercolor is a magical medium, with a mind of its own and a gentle forgiveness for an artist with a busy life. I hope that this blog and my work inspires you to pick up a paintbrush and put it to paper. Don’t wait, do it today. And don’t worry about what might not look so perfect and polished. Art is a journey.
Grace at home. Home is where you make it. We’ve lived in Los Angeles, northern Virginia, just outside D.C. and I grew up in southern Virginia. Now we are making a home in the middle of Connecticut. I can’t pick a favorite home, but I know there’s a lot to love about each. I enjoy hanging out in the kitchen, throwing together easy recipes, all while sipping slowly on a glass of red. I savor slow days with sweet seasons of fast-paced, cadenced life. I seek peace and prayer in sketching and painting florals and nature while seeing truth in God’s design. I collect plants and pigments, and I feel most at home on the river, much like how I grew up.
If you have inspiration for a piece you’d like for me to create, please share it with me and we can make your dream a reality.
Photography. I shoot with a Nikon D3300 and Nikon D50 as my backup. On especially sassy days my iPhone does the job. My favorite editing tools are Adobe Lightroom for DSLR pics, A Color Story app and VSCO Cam app for iPhone.