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I Have Amazing News!!
 
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I am doing-a-happy-dance, my feet aren't really touching the ground kind of happy today...

It's official!! I'm now represented by the wonderful Jennifer Nelson and her incredible agency, Jennifer Nelson Artists. You can see my gallery and read all about right here.

Not only is Jennifer an ace at what she does, but she is also incredibly warm, generous, and kind (as are the rest of her amazingly talented artists). OMG. Can you believe how talented they all are????

Several years ago, when I first fell head over heels with the art of image making, I decided to follow the whispers of my heart and soul. This is by no means an easy path, but it is certainly the most rewarding.

I am an illustrator because it makes my soul sparkle.

It lights me up. And I really believe the world would be a better place if there were more people following their light.

Listen to those quiet whispers deep down, urging you on your soul's path. The world is truly an amazing place and I can't wait to see what happens next.

 
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Rise and Shine
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What a weekend I've had! My heart and soul feel like they are about to burst--I am weary, but so inspired. I'm grateful for the for all the sweet souls I met, and for those who bravely stood and shared their stories stories at the inaugural Brave Girl Symposium.

I am also incredibly grateful for the successful launch of my new line of paper goods amid this wellspring of positive energy.

My online store is now officially open!!!

I know it all sounds a little...hearts and rainbows, this description of my time at the Symposium. I know that being away from the world in a "love bubble" (as the event has been described) seems....naive. Maybe even apathetic.

I am a bleeding heart liberal and a persistent idealist. I cry at just about everything. I am enchanted by rainbows, I believe in the universe (and magic!), and that love can save the world. I show this soft, vulnerable side to very few. To most, I present a happy, toned down version of myself, for fear of being accused of being too unrealistic or too sensitive in a world where the pain can be both devastating and indiscriminate.

Some truly horrific things happened in our country this week. What the world needs right now from all us us, is as much love, forgiveness and understanding as we can muster.

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 

Choosing to keep our hearts open, even after they have been crushed, is more difficult and courageous than the alternative. Choosing to love those who are different isn't easy...those with different politics, a different gender, a different race, a different sexual orientation, a different financial place. Choose this path anyway, I implore you.

Rise and shine. The world needs your light (now more than ever).

And if you are looking for ways to encourage others to love more and to share their light with the world, check out my new line of paper goods, available now!

The Brave Girls Club is doing some pretty amazing work in this arena as well :)

 
Happy Halloween!

Halloween Skull Illustration Ok, I know I'm a day early--but I'm taking tomorrow off (volunteering at my daughter's school in the morning and ending the day with a night out on the town, in costume, with my husband!?!).

Wishing you all a deliciously spooky All Hallow's Eve.

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And don’t forget, 10% of anything you buy from my online store will be donated to Arts Street, a local non-profit program that creates opportunities for the young people of Colorado. Their mission is to “…cultivate low-income and under-served youth into a creative and culturally competent workforce. We use the power of the arts and arts professionals to nurture leadership and engage youth in learning.”