I'm obsessed with design. I could stop here and you'd know enough about me. I spend most of my free time playing outside, and I always have -- from the lakes and four seasons of the midwest, to the bright sun and dramatic mountains of the southwest, to the lush, year-round blossoms, mountains and waters of the northwest. My art has been inspired by nature from grade school on. I studied art at Arizona State University. After graduating, I moved to Seattle and studied art at the University of Washington and Seattle Pacific University, and was incredibly fortunate to spend time sketching and painting with Lisel Salzer. I received my teaching degree from SPU and taught high school art classes in the Seattle area until I had kids. My careers of mom, artist and designer continue today from my home and studio in Sammamish, WA.