My Origin Story

From the time I was a kid, I knew that a career in art would be in my future. It wasn't until college that I had a concrete idea of how exactly that would translate into actually making money! My first computer art class was like a revelation - I finally felt at home, marrying ...

My Origin Story2021-10-13T13:16:50+00:00

Good Vibes Only

My son, being the thoughtful, but quirky guy he is, gave me a Bob Ross decal somewhat as a joke. We do enjoy Bob's style, and my youngest even explored painting along with him while the middle son was still at home. So it was a bit of a running gag among us saying ...

Good Vibes Only2021-10-13T14:12:04+00:00

The Boat Finally Has a Name!

My husband was gifted a rowboat badly in need of some rehab work. It was seaworthy and didn't have any leaks but years spent leaning under a pine tree had taken their toll. He did some serious power-washing and then spent his downtime one winter prepping and painting it a vintage color scheme. He ...

The Boat Finally Has a Name!2021-10-13T14:39:10+00:00

Yep, Just About Sums It Up

We have a tradition of adding a new ornament to our family Christmas tree each year. We either find or make something that represents something from that year as a memento and we usually label with the year in some way. Past years have been things like a small photo frame with a picture ...

Yep, Just About Sums It Up2021-10-13T15:16:25+00:00

From Sad to Super Cute

My Mom found a little plastic push car at a yard sale for my grandniece, but it needed some TLC before it was gift-worthy. I was happy to help give it a bit of new life and make it a custom ride in the process. The headlight decals were long gone and there was ...

From Sad to Super Cute2021-10-13T15:32:54+00:00

A Creative Game for SHC’s Carnival

A group of us at church worked together to create some carnival games for the Society for Handicapped Citizens in Medina. There were quite a few we made, but I only photographed one. I'm impressed at the creativity of people, I'd have never come up with the idea for the game, but I was ...

A Creative Game for SHC’s Carnival2021-10-13T15:45:02+00:00

A Bleachy Sort of Praise the Sun

My son was a huge fan of the game series Dark Souls so when I found the method of shirt decoration that is bleach resist, he immediately was drawn to making a Solaire design. I drew a silhouette of Solaire and the sun areas to apply to a gray shirt with vinyl cut on ...

A Bleachy Sort of Praise the Sun2021-10-13T14:18:28+00:00

Inspiration Strikes Through the Senses

While attending a homeschool field day at a local metroparks, I was inspired by the sound of nature mingling with the sounds of kids gleefully enjoying outdoor activities. I realize that I could have been too absorbed in my own personal space to hear it, but instead, I was blessed by the awareness of ...

Inspiration Strikes Through the Senses2021-09-28T21:14:40+00:00

A Faux Stained-Glass Solution

When we remodeled the kitchen in our 1950s bungalow, part of making the floor plan work was eliminating a window on the front of the house. Not an ideal solution from a curb-appeal standpoint but there truly was no other option. How to (at least somewhat) retain the symmetry on the house's face? Enter ...

A Faux Stained-Glass Solution2021-10-13T13:24:52+00:00

CrossPointe Community Church 4th of July Parade Float

Many communities have something they do big each year. In Chippewa Lake, the community that CrossPointe Community Church is a part of, it's the 4th of July parade. Each year has a theme, and the theme in 2013 was Patriotic 4th. We chose to represent iconic parts of our country's history. I jumped at ...

CrossPointe Community Church 4th of July Parade Float2021-09-28T00:33:26+00:00

About My Work

I titled my Recent Work page, “Guided by Intention” because good design isn’t just about making things look good, it’s also about making things that are appropriate and effective for their intended audience and use.

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