As a psychotherapist for thirty-five years, I tap into the wisdom of psychology in color and design to make
playful and uplifting patterns.
The back story
In my private practice, I often drew pictures for my clients to help them understand psychological concepts. My clients found that really useful. So I developed a deck of hand drawn mindfulness tool cards which I began selling. I created more mindfulness products like gratitude cards and gratitude coasters. My spiritual soul sister, Maggie happens to be a graphic designer who helped me. I was fascinated by Illustrator and the design process.
A couple of things happened that changed my life:
1. I realized I didn't want to have closets full of inventory, troll for stars and reviews and be a marketing monkey.
2. I taught myself Illustrator
3. WHAAAT?! Surface pattern Designing is an actual job?!
Instantly smitten, I simultaneously leapt, lurched and launched
into a new career.
Now I dream in patterns, refer to my work as play and I am endlessly inspired by flowers, fruits, bugs, animals, leaves, trees, textures, shapes, and colors.
I live and play in Vermont. My two sons are trying out as adults, I have a lovely husband and my sweet dog sugar is an undercover angel.