Welcome friends, far and near. This site has been a work in process. Like life, which ebbs and flows. Much like being a mom or an artist, you truly never know what may come next. And so instead of rushing forward, this has been a season of contemplation and rest. Of walking slowly and drinking in.
After three years as Founder/Editor in Chief of Gatherings Magazine, giving birth to our son, mothering and continuing my established business as a decorative artist, life in fast forward became the norm. In April 2014, I decided to say goodbye to Gatherings in order to make more time for my family and personal journey. Little did I know how that decision would also open up my heart and soul to better understand my calling in order to better support my clients.
I continue my work as a decorative painter (check out my portfolio) in the Greater Nashville area. In fact, my work with designer Julie McCoy received top honors at the Kings' Chapel Parade of Homes last December. You may remember this mural. My Magnum Opus to date! (It was featured in several local publications as well).
In the meantime, I am spending more time with my son, and have thrown my creative energies into my Instagram posts. Each day I am presented with a creative challenge to share a new styled vignette or some of my personal sketches. Beauty is my heart, for I am a true romantic. With the feedback received on my Facebook page, I decided to open a shop to sell some of these images as prints, pillows, totes, phone cases and more. It's a perfect fit for me right now, since I don't have time to print and ship myself. I just upload my artwork and they do the rest!
Thanks so much for continuing to support me during this period of adjusting. There so many more exciting ideas that I am brewing up on the horizon (if time and means permit). I've realized through my work with Gatherings that I really love encouraging and helping other female creatives pursue their goals, so I started a Facebook group Creative Female Entrepreneurs that I hope will blossom into other events/happenings. So stayed tuned. Make sure to sign up for my newsletter so we can stay in touch (and you receive a free download of my hand-lettered freedom quote as seen above).
Spring is here in Middle Tennessee and in my heart! These tender buds are about to unfurl. I hope we stay connected and enjoy this journey forward together!
Ps. Let me know what creative projects you are up to this spring in the comments (include links to your work/site). I can't wait to have a peek.