This blog is about doing what you love and feel you were meant to do.  It chronicles my personal experience as an artist and children’s picture book author and illustrator. I will try to share with you noteworthy things from my creative life that are interesting, helpful, funny, or fabulous. Living a creative life is a process, an evolution that begins with knowing your desires, setting goals, speaking your intentions and Leaning into your dreams. I hope this chronicle will encourage you to Lean as well.

Back Bio on the “Late Bloomer”


I have been a professional artist for the past twenty years, painting in watercolors, acrylic and mixed media. I worked to develop my own authentic style and visual voice. Illustrating is a natural extension of that work but writing is something I only dabbled with from time to time over many years.  It wasn’t until I committed to completing one story and illustrating it, that I realized this is what I was meant to do. It has taken me a while to get here but this is who I am and what I want to do for the rest of my life.