Ever since I bought myself a round trip ticket to Paris for next month*, my evenings have been consumed by brushing up on French and making a list of places I want to visit on my second trip back. I am très excité to return to the city with no plans except to spend my days wandering […]
On Halloween afternoon, I put on my Hocus Pocus half-sleeve tee and loaded my bags into the car. Forty minutes later, Jon was bidding me off at the curbside drop-off area for JetBlue at Dulles International. I was about to fly across the country by myself, something I hadn’t done before in all my years of […]
It’s finally happened – Jon and I adopted a dog. I know, everyone thought we’d be on our own forever, and while we’re still content being DINKs, both of us had wanted a dog for awhile. Little Bronson had been on our radar since the summer. In fact, when I saw him posted on Save […]
My heart. Deep inside my chest, it flutters with the force of one thousand butterflies when my husband brings me a cup of tea during those late nights at the computer. It thumps like an african drum when I dream of far-off lands and exciting new experiences. It beats wildly when I begin creating something […]
I’m a little blown away that it’s already October 25th. I mean seriously, it’s like we visited Scotland during the summer, and then we returned home and autumn appeared as if from nowhere. Seasons, man. As I sit here on my couch watching Halloweentown while I edit, I can hear leaves tumbling down the street […]
That said, my bright-eyed dreams of being a California girl inspire my art from every angle. As a professional photographer I can't bring palm trees and warm sunsets to Virginia in January, but I can let those things play a role in my artwork.
I tend to favor a mix of pastel and bright colors reminiscent of southern California and the 1960s, wildflowers that might have been found in a hippie's flower crown, and lettering that has a little bit of flair to keep it whimsical.