Whether you just happened upon my website, or are here intentionally, I am so glad that you are!! Here, it is my pleasure to introduce myself so you get to know me like friends should…
I live in a city called Saskatoon, in the province of Saskatchewan, Canada. We have amazing seasons here, from hot summer days, to the amazing gold and copper colors of autumn, to the brisk, sparkling, snowy winters. (I wouldn’t have it any other way.) Although the winters are cold, I love building snowmen with my kids (Taylor & Chase) and enjoying the lights of Christmas shimmering off of the newly fallen snow. Many of my designs are inspired just by the seasons here.
I began designing pieces when I was in University (B of Ed) and had my first book published in 2004. Since then, 8 books called Sunshine Kisses and Warm Winter Wishes have come along with numerous pattern packets and a few magazine articles along the way.
I feel so lucky to get to do something that I am so passionate about and to top it all off, I get to share it with others like you. My favorite things are adding texture, sparkle, and anything that makes me smile. I love teaching, whether it be at my home studio or somewhere far from home. The friends I’ve made and experiences I’ve had over the years will be ones that I treasure forever.
I hope that your visit here will inspire you to paint and maybe even try something new! The most common thing people say when they paint my designs is that, “this is so much fun…and easy!” But try it for yourself…you may just find that too. Happy Paintin’!