MY ARTIST STORY
Art has been one of my favorite forms of communication since I was a very young child. I would make cards, gifts, and holiday decorations for every occassion and every family member. I loved the act of giving something I had created and the smile on the recipient's face. Growing up on a farm I would paint any spare piece of wood my Dad would let me have. I enjoyed the feel of the paint covering the nooks and crannies, transforming something ordinary into something new.
"Every child is an artist, the problem is staying an artist when you grow up."
“Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, the just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after awhile.” – Steve Jobs
I came to realize I had a talent for images and words.
Graduating in 1984 from Moorhead State University with a Mass Communication/Advertising/ Business degree I discovered my talent for quick, creative expressions was very useful in graphic design and copywriting.
After graduation I enjoyed several different creative employments including: writer/producer at a video production house, account executive/creative at an advertising agency, and co-owner of a hand-painted clothing company.
During that time I was blessed with two children. I left the creative industry and worked in sales for over a decade. Yet, I seemed to find a way to use my creativity in any field of work I wandered through.
“Inside you there’s an artist you don’t know about… say yes quickly, if you know, you’ve known it from before the beginning of the universe.” - Rumi
Finally, I wandered into what I had always been - an artist. I'm thrilled that the I've been serendipitously led to use my creativity in a myriad of ways; I paint, I illustrate, I teach, I inspire, and I serve as a conduit for healing.
Today my services include all things creative, promoting and providing wellness products, and sharing my experiences.
The line between my life and my work are happily blurred! Today I am grateful that all of my passions play together.