I am a daughter and sister, artist and designer, wife and mom.
( it happened pretty much in that order )
After graduating college on the East Coast, I worked in the advertising field for several years before moving to Michigan in 2000.
( thanks for taking a chance Mike! )
Upon arriving in Michigan, after marrying and while growing our family, I continued in graphic design and trend forecasting. After more than a decade, I needed to make a change and follow my innate, God-given love for painting and combine it with my training as graphic designer: Sweet Sprout was created in 2011 to combine these two passions.
( creative chaos while managing my anxiety & ocd )
My paintings are done primarily on canvas in acrylic, while also using acrylic inks, oils and watercolor. I taught myself how to crochet and my latest works include crochet pieces to incorporate onto each painting ~ my own kind of "mixed media".
( if only I liked the way I painted flowers )
As a trained graphic designer I have found a passion not only for painting but also digital design, photo editing, typography, along with everything pattern and paper. After completing a painting, oftentimes I scan each one and turn some of them into select stationery items: invitations, calendars, notebooks...
( gotta love adobe )
My ultimate goal is to show my kids to find their passion and make it their life work.
( I hope that is one lesson they have learned from me ~ and not my bad mouth )
I work out of my home studio painting, designing, printing and shipping along with product photography.
( one day I will own my own little shoppe )
( and when it's my time to pass I'll be in my home on the beach with my bed facing an open window towards the ocean . . . cheese pizza and a beer on my nightstand . . . listening to country music probably )
* ( fun thoughts in my brain )
~ Thanks for stopping by!