I'm a Southern California native that studied art at the University of Texas at Austin. My emphasis was in printmaking and bookmaking. While at school I started writing and illustrating my own children's books. I was also lucky enough to study abroad in Tuscany one summer, which led to many more adventures...
On the day of my graduation from UT, I hopped back on a plane and headed back to my Tuscan home, Castiglion Fiorentino. I spent about 2 years there learning Italian, washing dishes, wrangling hordes of college students, being a nanny for a sweet Italian family and even studying tattooing.
This blog is where I share my travels, sketchbooks, new shop additions and behind the scenes peeks at my art lessons and custom creations.
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