I’m a mom, wife, artist, teacher, creative soul, creativity catalyst, and healing guide.
I have adored drawing since I was a child…and wanted to be an artist ever since I was little. I love painting, doodling and sharing positivity. My goal is to spread as much sparkle and love as possible thru all of my creative work. Kind of like a love warrior, but one with painted overalls.
ONCE UPON A TIME, I LOST MY JOY…AND MY SPARKLE.
I felt like I was going through each day without a purpose. I wondered what was wrong with me. I was unhappy, unsettled and felt very raw.
My self-confidence was non-existent.
I turned inward to try and understand.
I committed to a daily meditation practice – a little morning ritual of my own design…and my life changed.
My mission is to spread love, to encourage others to live their JOY, to reconnect with their inner child and to live their dreams. I was an art teacher (public and private education) for over 20 years so I am ALL about exploration, intuition and taking chances. I love teaching others how to play, have fun and create art with heart.
I love to inspire others through my personal stories of my daily life, learning forgiveness, embracing my creative gifts and most of all, accepting my authentic self (a girl who likes overalls, laughing out loud, messy hair and painted hands).
My Daily Cartoons are all about believing in yourself, going after your dreams and standing in your authentic truth. My artwork varies from watercolors to colorful collage and mixed media with a black and white doodle thrown in now and then.
In September of 2016, I published my first coloring book entitled “MANDALA MANTRAS”. Combining the positivity of affirmations, the meditative qualities of mandalas and the stress relief that coloring provides, it has been a wonderful addition to many people’s daily routine. Coloring is a simple, easy way to bring fun and joy to your days.
Part of my journey as an artist is to work with others bringing joy and happiness to their projects! Have a fun idea you need to bring into the world? I would love to work with you to create something super special. Book illustration, surface pattern design, freelance commissions…let’s create some magic together!
I also enjoy inspiring and empowering groups of young students to embrace their truth thru artist-led workshops and am available as an artist-in-residence.
BFA Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA
PreK-9 Elementary Art Education Teacher Certification Program, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA
M.Ed Lesley University, Boston, MA