Hello. I am a mom who dreamed of being an artist when she grew up. Although I started to pursue an art degree, fear of success and financial stability drove me to pursue a BS in Mathematics. I have enjoyed a solid career in the business world and achieved the stability I sought as young adult. I was driven to succeed and invested much of my time into reaching that next level or getting that next special assignment. I carefully walked the tightrope of balancing a career with raising children, always over indexing in one area or another. Several years ago my best friend and older brother died at the age of 47. It was a wake-up call. I took a step back and reassessed my life. If I had only a few more years in this life, how would I spend it? Would I be satisfied with all I had done? Did I live a happy and joyful life? At the end of my reflection, I realized I needed to make some changes and I did, some drastic. I started to put myself, my health and my happiness first. I began biking, walking, and rekindled old friendships. I even fell in love. I made time for things that brought me joy. About a year into my self-rediscovery journey, my children and my boyfriend both gave me the same present for Mother’s Day – a set of watercolor paints. That was when my dream of being an artist came full circle. Today I try to paint every day, or at least think about what my next project might be. Everywhere I look I see something inspiring that I may want to recreate or interpret. I use my art as therapy for myself and others. My wish is that each painting or card I share with them brings them as much joy as it did to me in its creation. So, welcome to my site. I hope you see something that makes you smile and inspires you to live your best life. Find your joy and share it!