FUN is working with all kinds of characters!
Hi-- 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. Another recent layer to my art journey is adding surface pattern design. Surface pattern design has expanded my knowledge of creating patterns, licensing products and overall outlook on how we use art/design in everyday use.. This has brought me--pure joy! I’m loving and looking forward to more opportunities to share my joy of art and design. I earned a BA in Education and my imagination inspires me everyday with--what if???
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, illustrating and surface design journey—SCBWI, Storyteller Academy, Bonnie Christine, School for Misfit Makers , Leverage Your Art, and Sketch Design Repeat.
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
Ready, Set, SOAR /SCBWI AZ Illustration
The Pond's Life/Lucile Packard Children's Hospital
Elf Owl/SCBWI AZ Conference Promotional
Greater Than/Ebook/Learning A-Z