I am a self taught artist born and raised in the Midwest. I grew up in a small country town in Wisconsin where the smell of sweet corn and cows made you feel at home.
When I was sixteen years old, I graduated high school. As a kid, I would doodle on anything I could get my hands on. Napkins at a restaurant, homework papers, school textbooks, church bulletins, the walls on occasion – anywhere I could express my wild creativity. Little did I know that those insignificant doodles would someday turn into illustrations people would pay for.
While still in school, I started working a costumer service job at an art store close to home to earn money to start college. Since then, I have been hired as an illustrator and designer for an online stamping and papercrafting company, began teaching watercolor classes, designed artwork for multiple large companies and businesses, built my social media following, and launched my own business and LLC.
I use many different mediums, but my favorite will always be watercolor. It inspires me with the way it can’t be controlled. When I first started painting, I was just a little girl. Granted, it was either finger-paints or Crayola, but nevertheless, I have always been an avid creator.
My guilty pleasures are blue moon and cookie dough ice cream and chocolate chip cookies without the chocolate chips ‘cause I’m weird like that. But I HAVE to have a glass of milk with them even though I don’t like milk plain any other time.
I am always on the hunt for vintage treasures. I love old things. Basically, if your grandma likes it, I probably will too.
I’m also extremely hypermobile, when I first hear a song that I really like I listen to it over and over until I get sick of it, I have a very unique fashion style and I love to upcycle old clothes, I probably pin about 150 pins a day on Pinterest, I adore peanut butter cups but I don’t like chocolate or peanut butter by themselves, I think bib overalls are super cute, I’m a type 4 enneagram, I love creeping my husband out by crossing my eyes because he absolutely hates it, and I could live off of fruit (mostly strawberries because I was allergic to them as a kid but I eventually grew out of the allergy! Miracles do happen). I get way too excited about the little things in life like the light changing to green before I have to stop, and ice cream on sale at the grocery store. But hey, it makes life more fun, right?