Art is not a luxury, it's a necessity.

I have always been creative, in one way or another, for as long as I can remember and my left-handed mentality comes out in a number of ways on a daily basis.

I spent sixteen years working in a conservative, corporate environment, where my creative side rarely got exercised. About a decade ago, I started traveling more and, as a result, started documenting my trips with photographs. I fell in love with photography as a creative medium and it quickly became my main way of expressing myself. (my father was a photography hobbyist and I'm convinced I inherited some sort of shutterbug gene)

I started my business in 2009 as a way of releasing some of my creative energy. I wasn't sure what to expect but the last several years have been amazing. I get to travel the world with camera in hand... does it get any better? Combine my love of travel with my love of the city of Chicago and all it's retro goodness and I am a happy, happy shutterbug.

I have had the privilege of having my work on HGTV, the local news here in Chicago, west elm blog, Live Creating Yourself, Sweet Paul and in room redesigns on I am excited to announce my work will also be seen on the set of, "Teachers," on TV Land and will soon be seen on the set of, "Chicago PD" on NBC.

I very proudly create all of my products by hand in my Rogers Park studio in Chicago. I truly feel quality, original art should be enjoyed by all and not just a select few so I strive to keep my prices reasonable without sacrificing quality. Want to see what others have had to say about their purchases? Click on my reviews for more info...

I am looking forward to many more years in this life of mine, here in Chicago, along with my husband, Joe, who is a full time painter, and our two weird but highly entertaining felines, Jack and Charlie.

If you're in the Chicagoland area, please feel free to stop by my space at the Andersonville Galleria or click on the local markets link in my Etsy shop to find out what shows and festivals I will be participating in.

Thank you for stopping by!


"Art is not a luxury, it's a necessity"

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