I'm a painter, potter, maker, mama based in Portland, Oregon. I love beauty: noticing it, honoring it - reveling in it, creating it, and sharing it. Beauty can mean many things to many people. To me, beauty is pleasure and satisfaction found in simply seeing and acknowledging a pure, vibrant, authenticity of expression. It’s not about perfection or one way of being. It’s untamed and tells us stories of the freedom of our inherent wildness and greater connection.
HERE'S WHAT I KNOW TO BE TRUE
Bringing beautiful objects into our homes / lives brings joy to everyday moments. The collection of everyday moments are what craft a life. A beautiful, joyful life.
When something’s handmade, you can feel the difference. It’s unique and there’s a beautiful palpable energy there. You can sense the hand of the maker, another living, breathing soul. Handmade objects connect us to other people, and this connection is critical to a fulfilling life.
Humans evolved making things together as a community. Making things with your hands feels intrinsically good. I believe creativity is your birthright. Nothing delights me more than setting the stage for folks to gather together to rediscover their creative flame.
Over the years I have worked (played) in many mediums. Currently my focus is abstract gouache paintings and functional ceramic wares. Facilitating creative group sessions has been my newest evolution of my creative process.
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