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I was raised by two enthusiastic, open minded parents who allowed me to be creative at a young age. When it came time to go to college, my parents supported my choice to go to art school, where I majored in Fibers and Textile Design. I fell in love with repeat pattern design. The idea that my little drawings and doodles could go on forever seemed like a great prospect. After graduation I went to work for a large children's clothing brand where I gained incredible experience, but lost the creative encouragement that I had known earlier in life.
After three years of corporate work, I made the decision to quit my job and make the move to freelance. I took the first few months to develop my work, which ended up leading to many offshoot endeavors: wedding calligraphy, children's book illustration, packaging design, all of which I still dabble in today, although my true interest is in repeat patterns.
About My Inspiration:
As a child one of my favorite things to do was to go outside, pick a flower or weed, (set my pet bird Ben on my shoulder) and sit down to draw. I still love to draw flora from life, nature is one of my favorite subjects. I've also got soft spots for driftwood, traditional textiles, anything handmade, and drawing with a plain black marker.
In my spare time, my husband and I camp and hike throughout Northeast Brazil, where we live. There is incredible scenery and vegetation here, so I'm always happy to take a hike. There's usually a small craft project going on, and at the moment, I'm really loving hand quilting and stitching.