Hi, thank you for being here with me. I am so excited to be on this journey with you.
I have so much happy, soul filling, spirit lifting, positive life loving creativity to share with you.
Here is a bit of info about me - just in case you're curious.
I've known that I would live my life as an artist since first grade. There was never any doubt. For me creating is like breathing. I create something everyday.
I am a graphic designer, illustrator, mixed media artist, stitch loving, gift giving, crazy about dogs and a giant lover of live.
I graduated with degree in Graphic Design and Fine Art from Iowa State University. Yes, I am originally from a little river town in Iowa.
I have lived in lots of cool cities. A few being Dallas, TX - Minneapolis, MN - Siesta Key, FL. Most recently I have moved to a small charming historic river town called Galena, IL. I live here with my sweet hubby and darling pup Pearl Button.
I created my studio over 20 years ago doing tons of design and illustration work mostly for Fortune 500 companies. To name a few Target, Revlon, Sprint, Ziploc, Estee' Lauder and the list goes on.
These past two years I've been focusing on creating for me and sharing more personal art and life.
Most recently I created a line of 90 greeting cards, art prints, canvas prints and a grown up coloring book. My line is called Pearl Button's World.
I launched this at the National Stationery Show in New York City. Huge dream come true for me.
A few things that inspire me. Vintage stuff of all sorts, French fabrics, milagros, Mexican pottery, walking in nature, music of all kinds (especially singer song writers) papers, threads, history. I love reading books about Paris. I love the 1940's.
I process my love for live in everything I create. I absolutely love what I do and my wish is that it shows in what I put out into the world.
I am grateful to be alive every single day!
Here we go!! Yippee.