Tuesday, April 2, 2013

New Etsy Site!

FINALLY I have it up and running! My long awaited etsy shop. I have dreamed about getting it going for years and now I finally have something to show for my long hours huddled by my craft table. I can't tell you how exciting it is to have a space that showcases my work. It has been awhile since I have really sat in the studio, and now it's all I can think about. Stay tuned for updates on my creative process and be on the lookout for tutorials! Now that I can't stop creating I want to spread the obsession to anyone who stumbles upon my blog! Click on link above if you want to see more! 

Monday, March 12, 2012

Toucan: Lead Me Somewhere!

I created this surreal pen drawing of a toucan a couple months ago but just forgot to upload. I continue to do these drawings but still have not figured out how to take it to the next level. I don't think of them as complete drawings but rather sketches that will inspire something yet to be determined. I have been doing a lot of surreal pen drawing of various animals, specifically birds, but don't really know why. And I want to know why! It feels like an unconscious doodle, very meditative when I'm drawing these. Hmmm... Can you sense my uncertainty? 

Friday, March 9, 2012

Friday, January 20, 2012

New Painting

I recently completed a painting for the main office of the Elementary School I work for. Here is a picture for your enjoyment! 

Monday, May 16, 2011


I took this photograph of my father for a painting class and never ended up using it. I ran across it in my iphoto and really enjoyed all the the activity moving around him and the expression on his face. Wish I had a nicer camera but I think even with a basic camera this photo has a strong narrative. My dad is a small business owner in a small central Minnesota town. Its inspiring to be his daughter and know that he had the motivation and drive to take my grandfathers bankrupt company and turn it into a business that has supported our family for 30+ years. 

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Rainy Day Illustartion

I worked on this illustration over the summer while interning at the AhHaa School of the Arts in Telluride, CO and stumbled upon it was I was organizing a mess of papers. Hope you enjoy:)