FUN is working with all kinds of characters!
I'm a self-taught artist with a lot of heart. My journey started as a weaver/papermaker where I experimented with surface-design techniques. Today I use that experience in my whimsical collage illustrations. The colors, textures and patterns of the papers I create are inspired by the unique beauty of nature and characters that have a story to tell. The mediums I use to develop these papers can be anything from shavings of pastels, colored pencils, crayons, wax, fabrics or paper I find on my travels. My background including a BA in Education plus my imagination has inspired me to write and illustrate children’s picture books.
I have coordinated, organized and led workshops celebrating book illustration, collage and helping others to discover their passions or to move them forward in their creative endeavors. These fine organizations have helped me in my writing and illustrating journey—SCBWI, Storyteller Academy, Julie Hedlund’s 12 x 12 challenge.
I married a rocket scientist and have two grown sons. Our house is filled with delights with the help of our little furry princess, Roxi, who steals my socks for treats.
I would love to hear from you, so please drop me a line at email@example.com. If you are curious like me, you can visit these social links---Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
CBA Golden Ticket Winner/Illustration 2020
Ready, Set, SOAR /SCBWI AZ Illustration 2014
The Pond's Life/Lucile Packard Children's Hospital 2017
Elf Owl/SCBWI AZ Conference Promotional 2017
Wax_Terrific/Article-Illustration/UPPERCASE #33 2017
Greater Than/Ebook/Learning A-Z 2016