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My Secret Mission

To give children the secret tools, that exist in themselves, to battle the daily struggles we all face. 

My Story

     Inspiration started at a young age growing up with a gardening mother, boating father, and a lake nearby. The colors and beauty were all around me and it was inevitable for me to be a dreamer, lover of life, and creator. Many of those childhood memories are still reflected in many of my pieces today. As I continued practicing all forms of art, I soon found myself down a path of having an art career. At Illinois State University I studied art education and ceramics. After graduating and finding the art education position of my dreams, I was and am able to be inspired by many little artists’ minds and ideas every day.      

    My students and my own children have helped inspire me to start a second career writing and illustrating children's stories. As I shared this new path with many of my students, they would say things like, "You can't be an author or illustrator because you're our art teacher." I am proving to them you CAN be anything you want, multiple careers, and even dream of new ones along the way. Your creative path is like a flower that never stops growing nor ever dies. I can't wait to see the new places my creative path continues to bring me to.

Click here for my art room site.


I'm always looking for new and exciting opportunities. Whether you are in need of a guest speaker, guest reader, visiting artist, visiting author, or even just some artwork, please reach out! Let's connect!

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