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Own your voice. Reclaim your story. 

About me

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Mission

I've been making art and telling stories my whole life. As a child, I lived in my imagination in order to survive. I told stories using paint, dolls, chalk on concrete. I created my own narratives, and I listened as my toys or my cat or the crawfish in the creek across the street told me their narratives. Storytelling was my means of coping, my tool for understanding. The first art medium I remember working with was finger paints. I'd create abstract paintings over the newsprint of the weekly, free paper thrown in the driveway of our single-wide trailer in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Making art is and always has been about being in conversation with the world around me.

 

Today, I create from a space of intention, from inspiration and deep intuition. I am on a mission to create my most exuberant life, and creating art, in all of its forms,  is at the heart of that journey. As a survivor of complex trauma, I am passionate about giving voice to my ongoing post-trauma discovery era  and disrupting stereotypes surrounding ptsd. I hope that by sharing my art and my journey, I inspire others to build a life they want to stay in. 

The best places to get to know me and my art are through my fine art shop at Venus in Pieces,  Youtube and in Instagram stories.

 

Contact me below for inquiry and collaboration.

Fun Facts

  • My past career experiences include working as a Registered Nurse with critical care oncology patients; a college speech, writing, and ethics instructor and a trained Hellenistic astrologer and creativity coach.

  • I hold college degrees in nursing, philosophy, creative writing, and rhetoric and argumentation.

  • I am a Sagittarius sun, moon, and ascendant.   

  • My Human Design type is a 3/1 Manifesting Generator. 

  • My favorite song is CCR's "Bad Moon Rising."

  • I am a self-taught artist.  

  • The love of my life is a 15-year old Shih Tzu/Bichon mix named Edward.

  • I run on green juice and dairy-free dark chocolate. 

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