Did you know I graduated from art school with a degree in Fine Art where I studied painting, drawing and printmaking? I use so many of those skills in my beads, most notably my design and color lessons. And while I love being a beadmaker and all things beads, I enjoy being able to take a mental break from production work and play with paints, pencils and paper!
I take on freelance assignments as an illustrator and have been working on writing children's books for the past 7 years. My work was primarily block prints but last year I decided to revisit watercolors. I had taken a semester of watercolor painting in college and it's been fun to reteach myself the basic techniques and start to develop a style.
I love drawing quirky characters, woodland animals, holiday imagery, green themes and of course crafty scenes!
My next big goal is to write a craft book for kids. I've recently started writing and sharing some quick projects on my illustration blog.
To see more of my work you can visit my website.
And if you are interested in following along with my artsy adventures
I have a blog dedicated to my illustrating and writing.