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Artist / Designer / Writer / Boo-boo Kisser Extraordinaire
Creating forces us to be in the moment and allows us to be lost at the same time.
You know… that space a child enters when they’re immersed in their play so completely that they might as well be on another planet. They’re creating entire worlds in their minds, solving problems, connecting dots, making mistakes, continuing on, growing. And guess what? Play doesn’t stop being important for adults. In fact, I’m pretty sure it’s the most important work any of us could be doing. Because that magical in between space…it’s bliss.
So my challenge to you is to start making time for those things – whatever they are for you – that force you to be in the moment and allow you to be lost at the same time. Take those guitar lessons, get on that surfboard, open up those paints. Let yourself be shit at it for awhile, and then find your flow.
You’re not competing with anyone. That thing is yours and only yours. So go do it. And then give it to the world and spread that joy.
I’m so thankful you’re here.
WHAT EXACTLY DO I DO?
I'm in a torrid three-way love affair with words and art, and I have been all my life.
As an artist and designer, I’m constantly moving between my need for perfection and my desire to let go and be free. It’s the in-between I’m most interested in… where discipline meets flow.
For the past decade, I ran a tiny web design business and was privileged to work with dozens of individuals and entrepreneurs who taught me what it means to live your truth and give it unapologetically to the world.
After years of ‘procrasti-working’ and allowing personal creations to build up in the corners of my studio and the crevices of my computer, I’ve finally launched my online shop, where you can purchase original artwork and fine art prints. I also hope to begin accepting commissions on a limited basis for 2020.
When I’m not shaping my son’s hair into a perfect bowl, cluelessly coaching my daughter’s soccer team, or kissing the tenderest of boo boos, I’m very, very slowly working on the dozens of children’s books I have floating around in my head.
You can also sometimes find me writing cringe-worthy personal essays on my blog, posting existential queries on instagram or submitting poetry of questionable quality to the New Yorker. I’m still waiting on a response.
HOW IT ALL CAME TO BE
I grew up in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, tucked between a bend of the Shenandoah River and the gentle slope of the Massanutten Mountains.
Much of my work is inspired by my childhood and the home where I grew up. After an angstier-than-normal young adulthood, I studied Art at the University of Virginia, and promptly moved to the East Village in New York City where I gained a real-life education in design, business and the highs and lows of living with six to eight people at a time. Four years and one parter-for-life later, I moved in succession to the Jersey Shore, Scotland, and then Washington DC.