I'm 29 years old and from Portland, Oregon but now live in the mountains of Wyoming with my sweet husband and our cat. I come from a large artistic family and I've always enjoyed writing, even though I've studied music most of my life.
Working Retail Isn't All Bad
Working in a craft store did wonders for my creative side. I realized that my mind saw things a little differently, especially since I grew up with a resourceful mom who thinks outside the box. We were poor so she had to come up with solutions to every day problems that were maybe unconventional but that were definitely cheaper. I like to believe that this sense of innovation rubbed off on me.
The Quilt of Many Colors
I could feel the excitement and intimidation building up inside of me as I carefully measured and cut the dozen or so different fabric swatches into 4-inch squares with my mom’s well-loved silver Fiskars. I had never made a quilt before but I was determined. She deserved something special.
Soul of a Songbird
My love of singing blossomed that summer, Sitting In the driveway against the wall, Windows propping up the CD player,
The Strongest of Men
Far in the homeland of my ancestors, There’s a story of the strongest of men, Who longed for a life by his own measures.
Dressed for July
Late, as always, and engulfed in white tulle, I squeezed into my little Jade and drove. Oh my sweet Love, making you wait was cruel;
Walking through whispering willows, I dream; Dream of a future home that awaits us. Somewhere safe, somewhere untouched by the scheme.
Jax and the Monster
“911, what’s your emergency?” “Yes, hi... um… my dog is missing and I think he might be in danger.” “Ma’am, a lost pet is not an emergency.”