Welcome! I paint pictures, make jewelry, and write/illustrate children's books. Sometimes all at the same time. I began painting with watercolors, moved to oils, and ended up in alcohol inks! I employ whatever medium and technique is best suited to the subject matter and take it from there. Though I've illustrated other's children's books, I just published my own book, Acorn and Button. This is the first book in a series. I keep busy. I also send out a weekly Acorn and Button newsletter which is packed with info, activities and fun stuff. If you want to subscribe, here's the link: Newsletter
My husband and I moved to the mountains of North Carolina a year ago and we love it here! The people are friendly, the pace is slower and the clouds nestle into the mountains in a way I haven’t seen before. There's a creek 20 feet from my back porch. Listening to the sound of rushing water cultivates lots of story ideas!