I’ve missed connecting and sharing this space with you.
I’ve been quiet for the past year as change has swept through my life, very much invited and welcome.
I’m currently on a year-long creative sabbatical (or more, we’ll see). Carving out this space has been an intentional choice to follow my creative impulses, carry out a long-time professional plan, and give myself space to heal.
Heal from what? Lyme disease, burnout, loss, grief, a lifetime of learning how to love and share my purpose in a meaningful way. The experience of being human.
I closed my graphic design business and launched my dream in 2015. It has been quietly, slowly, and beautifully percolating as I give it form.
You will see something different emerge in the near future, and for now my website and instagram photo album capture where I’m at. My energy is focused on two things—wild women portraits who express the deepest intimacy of the raw human spirit, and surface pattern designs that embody nature and beauty. I’m fully leaning into my gifts as a sensitive soul eternally curious about identity and spirit, as a gentle woman who knows the power of beauty to nurture and transform, as a guide sharing what I’m learning, and by sharing myself with the world, supporting others in healing and being true to themselves too.
I continue to feel challenged and engaged by my mama role. Homeschooling our son and still getting what I need for myself hasn’t been easy and it continues to be a learning process. Societal definitions of what motherhood is and what being a wife means have continued to bring up questions for me—which has brought changes into my life as I navigate what these roles mean personally to me and find my courage to claim what I feel is right. Similarly we are choosing our own paths for schooling and parenting philosophies. This has led to deep reflection on belonging and feeling a part of a like-minded community; finding my people. The idea of home has been challenged and I am on a journey of exploring what home means to me and how to find it. My son and I have been living in Victoria, BC this year - with him participating in a Nature-based unschooling collective, and with me claiming independence and reflecting on where I feel at home. This city is weaving itself into our souls! It is so beautiful and connected to raw Nature.
So much growth. So much, so much. All good things for deep thinkers and feelers like us, right?