I admit I have a dream job. I feel blessed and honored that I can create beautiful artwork that celebrates the beauty of wildlife and nature, while inspiring and capturing the imagination of young minds.
The Story: When I was pregnant, I took great pleasure in designing and decorating our nursery. Although we didn’t know if we were having a boy or girl, we wanted animals to be part of the theme. Both my husband and I love animals, wildlife, and the environment, and it was important for us to share that with our little one.
I originally wanted to paint a mural in the nursery, but realized it couldn’t be taken with us if we wanted to move (which we did). I then considered vinyl stickers of animals and trees for the walls, but again, realized they weren't very permanent. I then realized that I needed to take a longer-term view in choosing nursery décor. I wanted nursery art that my child could grow with beyond his first few years, and possibly hold onto, and reuse in their own children’s nurseries. That was when I knew I had to create nursery art that could be kept, protected and cherished for years to come, and so, my watercolors were born.
Always having wanted to go on Safari, I chose to create four pieces, each featuring a different family of African animals - lions, elephants, zebras, and giraffes - with our cat cleverly tucked into each piece.
When my son was born, these pieces became the focus of our daily wake-up ritual. To this day, we talk about the animals, where they’re from and what makes each different from the other. To see the joy the art brings him and how his face lights up during our discussions is such reward. His smile is worth every second spent on those pieces.
The Perfect Nursery Décor:
When friends and family saw the pieces, many if not all of them told me I should sell my art. I knew that my pieces were unique, and so, I was really excited about the idea! As a mom, I know how important it is to create a perfect room for your perfect bundle of joy. As a result, I take a minimalist approach to my work, creating pieces that can easily be integrated into any type of nursery – classic or modern, dark or light furnishings, colorful or neutral. You can be sure that my artwork will go beautifully with whatever ambiance you create for your baby girl or baby boy.
Your child is unique and special, and so, the artwork you hang on his or her walls should be so, too. I take great pride in creating pieces that you won’t find anywhere else. All of my original artwork is hand-drawn using a unique technique of watercolor markers, pen, and ink. My computer is used solely for printing, customizing prints with a name or quote, and for any of my alphabet, letter, and custom name art.
Art as an Investment:
I know that so much of what we buy as parents tends to be short-term – the clothes, the toys, the carseats, etc. So much money is spent for such temporary things. When it comes to purchasing art, however, it should be an investment – an investment that you should be able to appreciate for years to come. And so, I approach my artwork with this in mind.
Whether you purchase a print, an original custom piece, or a limited edition, you can be sure that you are getting the highest quality product. Further, I take great pride in creating pieces that can be appreciated by all generations, so not only will your child appreciate the artwork, but you will, as well. Although my artwork may start as nursery décor, it can grow with your child and your family. Your investment will bring smiles to all ages for years to come.
I want you to know that I truly love my customers. Each piece I sell brings me great joy and my goal is that you are totally in love with your purchase. If you aren’t, then I will do everything in my power to make you happy.
Thank you so much, again, for stopping by!