When I was a child, I loved drawing so much that I did it nearly every day. You could find me huddled over a sketchbook with colored pencils, pencil shavings, and crayons spread all around the table. I loved to pretend that I worked for Hallmark and made cards for my family, complete with a logo on the back. When I graduated from high school, I decided to pursue a safe and more traditional career and worked as a teacher and counselor for many years.
But after going through a painful divorce, I found my way back to my art as a way to heal. I wanted to keep gratitude front and center in my life, even through the hard times, so I started a gratitude project I called, 100 Thank Yous. I made 100 paintings for 100 people who had a positive influence on my life and held a gallery show with all the art. After the show, I delivered the paintings to each person I was grateful for.
Today I am happily married and living in Asheville, NC with my husband and two matching black cats. I work out of a studio that is open to the public in Asheville’s renowned River Arts District. I love meeting new people and long-time customers in person. You’ll find my line of art, stationery, gifts and home decor carried in hundreds of shops in the US and worldwide.