I am an artistic adventurer, dream encourager, passionate hugger and lover of life. Growing up in a Kansas farm town I couldn’t wait to get out. I did what I thought I was supposed to do; went to college for business and moved into the corporate world. Feeling like I needed more purpose, I eventually decided to move into the non-profit realm. I became the Executive Director of an arts council where I was watching artists live their creative dreams. It didn’t take long to realize that I was working countless hours to pursue someone else’s dreams and not my own.
Using my business and marketing skills, I wrote a proposal for an artist residency in Hungary. To my surprise, I was accepted! I spent the next year traveling around the world, creating with international artists, helping others market their own work; living completely and fully in the moment.
Life soon threw me a curveball when I ended up pregnant with my son. Pregnant, jobless, and homeless, I desperately started looking for any work. As it turns out, getting a job while pregnant isn’t as easy as you’d think. With no options left, I turned inward and opened an art studio and focused on supporting my son and myself. It was a sink or swim situation, but, my only option was to swim.
A decade later, I live in Kansas City with my amazing son, who I’ve been fortunate to raise in my art studio. I was able to make my creative dream a reality, in addition to discovering new dreams. I not only got the opportunity to spend my son's first years with him next to me in the studio, but he has also traveled around the world with me attending artist residencies.
It’s not easy, but it has been as fulfilling as it has been challenging. I am constantly asked by artists for advice, help, and guidance on how to market their ideas, so I have once again started helping artists and creatives (anyone with a dream, idea, or passion) figure out how to work closer towards their goals. I hope to bring you helpful bits of marketing knowledge, inspiration, and encouragement to live your authentic life.