A collection of my favorite photos taken across the USA. ...explore away, oh curious pioneer! ••••••••••••••• Highlights from my travels From Ohio to Colorado to California From people to mountains to oceans And anything that especially inspired me in-between!
I have never felt as at peace as I have when I am using my tools of creation: my eyes, hands, the canvas, paint, brushes, pens, markers, pencils, cameras, editing apps, and my every day interactions come together to express my soul. I hope you enjoy these creations and glimpses into my life.
"Ohio never asked me to be anything sparkling. She never said I wasn't Good Enough or made me feel like I was trapped. She showed me her deepest, darkest soils. She pounded me with rains that flood my dreams to this day. Ohio gave me hills to wonder about until I scaled them, and rivers to believe were impermeable until I learned to cannon-ball through them. She cradled me in blazing sunsets and pushed me into the world with fires of faith. Ohio never asked me to be anything but as real as the trees that whispered to me from her surface."
"Our wings carry the skies
As much as we are carried."
I take off into the Redwoods...
Imagine a canyon lined with pastel pink stones that sparkle silver in the setting sun, leading to a suddenly snow-lined mountainside staircase topped with a pristine sapphire lake full of rainbow trout fed by a diamond waterfall. WELCOME to HANGING LAKE.
Article published in Vibrance Mag Nov. 2015 • 27-year-old arthritic artist shares inspiring lessons and humor from a life of chronic pain and creation obsession