quick facts about me
From a young age, my passion has always been art. As far back as I can remember, I would enroll in art classes at school and art camps over summer break; ranging from drawing to block printing, and everything in between. I grew up in a very ‘artsy’ family: my mother was an elementary school music teacher, my brother co-owned a dance studio with my mom and was an exceptional watercolorist (still is!). Both of my sisters played musical instruments, and I plucked away on the violin. We all were creative, whether spending a day in the basement rec room and recreating one of the soap opera episodes my mom used to watch, or taking scraps and art supplies we found around the house to create a collage. Art was [and still is] an escape from reality and drew an excitement of creating something that came from a simple thought.
+ I am a huge coffee lover and typically stick to just black with no special stuff but when I’m feeling spunky, I’ll take an iced sweet cream cold brew!
+ I love to read and typically gravitate toward memoirs, biographies, and autobiographies.
+ I enjoy hiking and before I moved from the PNW, I trained for and hiked Mount St. Helens! It was a phenomenal experience that will always be one of my proudest achievements.
+ I’ve been a strict vegetarian since 2019. In December of 2018, I decided that I wanted a challenge of trying not to eat meat for 1 year…haven’t had any since!
+ I am 1000% a sunchild and will always choose a warm climate over a cold one. Funny fact: I grew up in Wisconsin and spent more than half my life there—go figure!
+ When I’m not doing calligraphy, I’m teaching violin lessons! I’ve been playing for 30 years and teaching privately for 15 years.
+ I’m a 5th generation Californian.
+ 9 times out of 10, I will choose savory over sweet.
+ I fully believe in divine timing and that the universe has my back!
+ I am a Packers, Brewers, and Bucks fan for life!
My love of calligraphy began in 2016 immediately following my very first calligraphy class. I spent the next year practicing every single day, grabbing every possible tool in sight, and exploring the art of calligraphy in every way that I could. I took more calligraphy classes, did research on the art form, and continued to hone my skills.
Every time a potential client contacts me, I get butterflies for the opportunity to exercise my creativity in an innovative way. It excites me to learn about who they are, what they enjoy, and how the events leading up to this moment have shaped where they are today. Together, in learning a little bit about them and their story, we create pieces that showcase that story to last a lifetime. Creativity will-and can-never get old.
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