I grew up in rural Southern Illinois on land that has been passed down through my family for generations. I spent my childhood running through the creek and climbing trees with my sisters, watercolor painting at my grandparents kitchen table overlooking the garden, cooking, and sewing. My world was saturated in the natural and domestic spheres  a dynamic harmony ever present between creation and creating.

Even though I now live in New Orleans with my husband, Andrew, our daughter Laurel, and kitty Violet, my art is my way of returning to the natural world of my childhood in the only way I can. With a B.A. in English and Studio Art (Painting) from Tulane University and an M.A. in Fibers (Textile Design/Print & Pattern) from the Savannah College of Art and Design, I work as an artist and textile designer. I strive to live and work from my deepest values creativity, simplicity, mindfulness, and adventure.

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