Let the beauty we love be what we do. There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground.” ~Rumi
Biography of an Art - Science Nerd
In Her Words
"In the woods behind my home grew remnants of an ancient oak savanna. Red and white oak trees stood as sentinels to the passage of deep time. Their branches bowed low to the ground and beckoned. I loved their embrace.
The savanna captivated my senses. It fueled my creativity and sparked a lasting reverence for nature. I remember often feeling a distinct “creative ache” to share this connection through writing, drawing or painting.
In college I studied ecology ultimately receiving a Master's of Science in Plant Ecology. My intention was to pursue natural history illustration. After graduate school, I enrolled in several semesters of Drawing for Illustration and Figure Drawing.
LOVED this so much I abandoned the precision of natural history illustration for the freedom of figure drawing!
For twenty years I worked in the field of natural resource management enjoying outreach and education to children and youth, technical writing and dabbled with natural history illustration. However, at some point I realized my career did not contain the creative opportunities I craved.
My first children's book: A Thousand Purring Cats was published in June 2017.
Today, I am an early childhood special education teacher sharing my playful inquisitive approach to life and shaping flexible thinkers. During school breaks I am either writing, drawing or painting to develop the other stories dancing in my mind. "