“Librarian by day, artist by night”, I love creating artwork specifically for people looking for a meaningful piece of work. I love attending craft/art shows and love the connection it provides between me and customers! Some customers I have known for years and years and that means more to me than anything else!
Please don’t hesitate to stop by and say hi at a show or message me online if you’re looking for anything special. Chances are, we can make whatever you’re thinking happen!
I’ve been a Clevelander all my life and have always maintained a strong devotion to the arts. I always knew that art would be a huge part of my life, no matter what I would end up doing. Although I didn’t pursue it professionally, I continued to work on it as a “side gig” and have started the process of making it my more “full-time” devotion. I am an MLS librarian and have recently had the honor in becoming a brand-new type of librarian known as a “Digital Navigator”. We travel around our library system and help people with one-on-one technology needs. It’s been an amazing change and a very rewarding experience, plus I still get to be a “normal librarian” when I want to!
Growing up, I had started off doing all types of art… then mostly paintings… then mostly drawings… then mostly teaching craft classes for the library. I have decided in the past year, I am more connected to the art of drawing than anything else and that is where my professional focus is now.
Over 6 years ago, I saw a "Pin" that showed printing from your computer onto a book page. I looked at that and thought "Huh, I wonder if I can draw on book pages?" and the rest is history! I started off with dictionaries (people were always getting rid of them at the library and it was driving me nuts that they were wasted!) but it has morphed into much more than that! I now use all types of books and basically any ephemera I can get my hands on (that can’t be used in some other way of course). With dictionaries, I choose a word off the page and then draw something related directly on the page itself. With fiction book pages it is most-likely character related. With cookbooks, it pertains to the recipe on the page, etc. etc. (Hint: there is always a connection… at least in my mind). I hand-draw these images first with pencil and complete the details with archival pens that will not fade or bleed over time.