Wife, dog mom, plant lady,
dweller of the PNW
I'm a brash, forward, take-no-crap kinda lady. I drop f-bombs left and right and I don't mind getting my hands dirty. I pride myself in being independent and hard working at everything - which might come from my perfectionist personality. In a world of Post Malone and Taylor Swift, Panic! at the Disco still holds my heart.
On the outside I might be all drive and business, but on the inside I am full of emotion. Show me anything remotely sentimental and I'm a mess of tears. I find that this ball of emotion I hide really shines when I pursue any form of art. A love for color, the welling of my heart at a couple coming to life through my lens - using my emotion to capture life's fleeting moments is so gratifying.
I recently married my husband, Michael, on the morning of August 10th, 2019 in the woods of Larrabee State Park. It rained all morning and throughout our short 10 minute ceremony. In the five and a half years prior to marriage, we found ways to confide in each other and fall in love more every day.
Michael has been my best friend since day one. On day zero, I stole his luggage while he was moving into our dorm, but after some problem solving, I returned his luggage and we officially met in Chemistry class at Western Washington University three months later. There was this instantaneous connection between the two of us that we just couldn't shake. And I am a firm believer that we knew each other in a passed life.
Painting, Photography, and Writing
I find myself frequently rotating through different art forms.
Painting is a more recent addition to my artistic wheel. I love the way you never really know how a watercolor piece will turn out. Add an abstract element into the mix, and the combinations are endless. And let's be honest, I don't have the patience to paint a full forest scene with tiny details. Give me the crazy streaks and smears and splatter.
Oh, photography. I feel like my camera has become an extension of my body. I fell in love with photography in high school. I lived and breathed it in those years. I love capturing little snippets of time into a single photograph - a candid smile, the warm embrace of a couple, or a fleeting memory of a place visited. It gives me a challenge and brings me joy.
Writing was my first love. I've found myself creating stories and watching them come to life on paper ever since I was a child. I made dozens of picture books and comics about my friends as a young girl. Right before freshman year of high school I wrote a 250 page book (that I would most definitely cringe at now if I ever found it again). All throughout high school I look literary and creative writing classes. I stayed up late writing fiction and nonfiction short stories that I still love today. I always have a few concepts bouncing around in my head. I can only hope that someday soon I will publish one of them.
I hope that you find as much joy in my artwork as I do in creating it.