Welcome, friend! So something in you longs for less stress and more creativity? Great, I’m here to support you–and to remind myself. Truth is I’m always looking for ways to live a more productive, joyful, peaceful life.
First off, I get you. I’m a creative too. I call myself “an artist of sorts”, or a “Jill of all trades” (not Jack since I’m female). I’m multi-passionate, creative, curious, deep in thought, and sometimes quirky. Some may think I’m all right-brained as a creative, but the truth is I’m super analytical, which is the left. So let’s just say I’m (somewhat) balanced.
My entire life has been full of creative adventures. When I was young, I would rearrange my room over and over again. I’d make up skits with friends, and my best friend and I would tape ourselves singing totally off key. As an adult, I consider myself resourceful, self-taught and independent. I love to learn new things. I crave education and need it to thrive. So over the years, I’ve learned to take photos, faux paint walls, garden, decorate, make crafts, cut and color hair, do DIY projects and home repairs, and more. And over the last ten years, I’ve taken classes in writing, speaking, and life coaching.
This website is my online playground where together we explore creativity and the ups and downs of being a creative. There will be practical advice, personal stories, questions to get you thinking, and inspiration to keep you moving forward. For those of you interested in one-on-one coaching, I’m currently taking new clients(women only). I offer a free consultation to see if coaching is right for you. Bottom line is I’m here to cheer you on towards your best life. No more waiting until everything is just right. It’s your time now.
For a little bit more about me, here are some things I love (many make the list because I love to photograph them):
a deep appreciation for beauty, in nature, in life, in people
thrift stores and garage sales
birds (esp. love watching them eat from my backyard feeders)
happy music – I love most genres depending on my mood
architecture – old buildings, barns and churches, vintage doors and windows, rusty old vehicles
mason jars just because
learning – I love education
laughter – the goofier the better
prayer with friends
quiet – solitude – simplicity – minimalism
cozy coffee shops (with a friend)
quaint small towns, dirt roads are a plus
vintage VW buses, something about them makes me smile
art in its many forms – live performances
books – I call them my friends
ever-changing skies, sunrises, sunsets, storm clouds, raindrops, rainbows
the majestic view of Pikes Peak – I live in Colorado Springs
my furry companion, my dog, Teddy
chips and salsa and chocolate. . .oops, I mean health and wellness, actually both
youth, I have a heart for teens and twenty-somethings
Jesus and God-centered talk with others (I write about faith at Tea with Tiffany.)
creative people, especially hearing their hearts and seeing their work
MY CRAZY FAMILY
Me and Derek – Married for 24 years already, wow!
My daughter Hannah and me. Cheesy I know, what can I say?
My son Justin and his wife Brittany and, of course, Teddy in my “playroom”.
Oh and if you like to laugh, check out my son’s YouTube prank channel. It’s full of family friendly pranks and several acts of kindness. Also, Brittany is an amazing artist/photographer. Check out their surprise proposal Flash Mob Proposal – Justin and Brittany.
MY SPOILED, FAVORITE DOG (Teddy Bear)