In my own words...    

Despite my unconventional short hair and pink bangs, I think I'm the typical mid-western wife and mom. I'm normally a homebody, but as my kids get older I find myself wanting to get out more and maybe even doing some travelling. I'm quick to laugh, and to cry. I like to tell my kids funny stories from when I was their age, especially if there's a lesson for them to learn in the story. I've also been known to tear up when The Star Spangled Banner is being played at the high school football game. Almost nothing will stop me from crying during one of my kids choir concerts. I'm scared of big crowds, tornadoes, and have a true dislike for mice. 

     My favorite times of the day are the early mornings after the kids go off to school and our evening meal when we all come together again. I've been married to my husband Benjamin for 20 years. We have three great kids Eddie, Patrick, and Abby. Eddie just went off to college and Patrick will be going next year. Abby will still be around for a few more years, thank goodness. We are a Christian family and are dedicated to the Lord as well as the church where we are members. 

     I've been an artist for 15 years. In my art career I've used colored pencils, oil paints, leather, and currently use whatever medium sounds good on any given day. I enjoy most mediums and want to try almost all of the others. I like to keep you guessing, so make sure to check back often to see what I've gotten myself into.

Thanks for visiting. If you have any questions, shoot me an email at (don't forget that middle j!)