Authentic is a path we should all strive to be on. 

Creativity is Our Guide Map to Authenticity.
This is my journey to authentically and eclectically me.

I have always had a heart for teaching others find joy, be it in the form of a handmade gift or creating their very own authentic art. I am a lifelong learner, always trying new and eclectic crafts and using different mediums.

Being creatively eclectic has always been my way of being authentically me.

Curious about what it means to be an authentic person or see some authenticity examples? Check this article out.

​I found the arts when in search of purpose, joy and my authentic self. Through the process I found my likes and dislikes, my strengths and weaknesses, my passions, my superpower (we all have one!) and came to understand myself better. 

Be okay with your authentic uniqueness.
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Celebrate the unique and wonderful!

My creative superpower is connection.

​My passion is people and ideas.

In a world where we are constantly bombarded with information and stimuli, it can be hard to feel connected to anything. But that's where I come in. I have a unique ability to connect with people and things in a way that others can't. I can see the beauty in the ordinary and the strength in the vulnerable.

Ignore others' opinions when they don't align with yours.  For example, anyone telling me I have too many shoes can see their way out!!

Forget trends and buy and decorate with what you love. Loud flowers and flamingos aren't for everyone, but they are for me!! Your space should reflect who you are and show a bit of your style and flair. Move over basic and boring beige!!

This superpower has served me well in my life and career. As an artist, teacher, and writer, I am able to connect with my clients on a deep level. I can see what they are feeling and struggling with, and I can share my own experiences in a way that is relatable and helpful. As a result, my work is able to resonate with people in a way that is meaningful and lasting.

So, if you're feeling lost or disconnected, don't worry. I'm here to help you find your way. Together, we can figure out what you need to do to get back on track and live a life that is authentic, fulfilled, and joyful.

I come from a long line of strong and passionate women. My grandmother is my biggest inspiration and a huge part of who I am!

Celebrate your differences. My sister and I couldn't be more different, from what we wear to the colors we use and that's perfectly ok!!

Passion is a driving force that can push people to achieve great things. It's what drives us to pursue our dreams and reach our goals. And for me, my passion is people and ideas.

I'm passionate about connecting with people and hearing their stories. I'm also passionate about generating and sharing ideas. I believe that ideas have the power to change the world.

Wear the wig, use the filter, take the quirky photo. Let them watch or snicker, life is about being authentically you, not pleasing others!!

And so, I strive to create and share ideas that can make a positive impact on the world.

People and ideas are my passion. And I believe that by pursuing this passion, I can make a difference in the world.

I believe that my passion for people and ideas is what makes me a great researcher. I am always looking for new ways to understand the world and the people in it.

I am open to hearing all sorts of different perspectives, and I love to learn new things.

During that time, I’ve found my greatest joy working with

2 different groups of creatives.

​ 1. Kids ages 6-18, inspiring them to keep the creativity they are born with and encourage them to never stop creating.

​ 2. Women- the overwhelmed, people pleasing, non-stop busy mom or woman looking to rediscover the joy of the creative life she dreams of.

Don't ever let anyone convince you that you are too much, add the feathers and the bling, be YOU!

Creative time is a form of therapy for me, and I believe it can be for you as well.

​My goal is to help you authentically and eclectically create joy as you and your kids discover your inner artists. I don't just teach the arts; I instill a lifelong love of creativity and artistry.

​Check out my teaching philosophy to learn more.

Creativity is something we are born with;

it is unlearned as we age.

​We can reverse that and help ensure our kids never lose the magic and growth that creativity brings into their lives.

Add to that the:

  • Give them Confidence

  • Self-Expression 

  • Problem-Solving Abilities

  • Critical thinking

  • the Ability to be Flexible When Things Don't Go as Expected

  • and Communication Skills

that creativity gives them, and they'll be authentically and eclectically them in no time! ​

I want to help you and your kids find the fulfillment, purpose, and ultimately joy that I have found through creative processes.

 

I hear it all the time, "I am not creative" but....​

It is not who you are that holds you back, it's who you think you are not!​

 

 Let me help you be authentically and eclectically YOU!

 

Eclectic is Your Path to Being Authentic

So, why eclectically you?

Many people feel that being eclectic is being weird or different. Or that an eclectic person just cannot decide on what to do, that one thing.

100% Not True!!

Forget about the square peg in a round hole...pick a shape as unique as you are!!

Being eclectic is a way of approaching projects, people, problems, situations, and feelings with an open mind, understanding that some questions or tasks have more than one right way. It’s not always a right or wrong situation, often it’s an A or B choice.

The dictionary defines eclectic as: deriving ideas, style, or taste from a broad and diverse range of sources. The creative process is defined as: the way ideas, art, or creative thinking comes about.

 

In my mind that means the creative process and being eclectically you is the same thing. It's a way of taking all the influences from your life, hobbies, travels, and experiences and combining your favorite bits and pieces of them into your own authentic eclectic self and style.

The Adventures of Dave

Dave is my studio kitty who seems to think he should come before art and chores.

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