Ever since I was a little girl I had a pencil in my hand.

But before I began my work as an artist I worked for years as a professional wedding photographer. I shot both film and digital and loved both mediums equally. Eventually, as we grew our family I found being away from my family for those twelve hour shooting days, coming home completely exhausted, and then sitting behind a computer editing images for hours on end was not worth the time I was losing with my family.

These days my life is that of a homeschooling, part-time working artist who knows that sitting down to a meal surrounded by the ones she loves just cannot be replaced by anything. And she has learned that even fifteen minutes of pencil in hand can be saving for an artist’s soul too.