While painting birdhouses for Christmas gifts one year, I discovered a love for art, and inadvertently launched a new career. In 1999, I took my paint brushes and began creating murals and faux finishes in the booming Dallas area, and was later joined by my husband when my accidental business started growing. We’ve worked together since then, and have expanded into graphic design, way-finding, large-format printing, and retail sales of my canvas prints and art products. It has been an amazing journey of bootstrapping and hard work, all while raising three children and making fun memories along the way. Did I mention bootstrapping and hard work? Oh, good! I didn’t want to forget that part.
I’ve discovered that everyone longs to be surrounded by beauty, no matter what their circumstances, and our business has given us opportunities to create atmospheres that delight our customers.
Creating beautiful surroundings for clients and wanting to make “a soft place to land” for my family at home led me to start writing a blog called Home Sanctuary. I love to share inspiration and motivation with other women, whose lives are every bit as full as mine, and who might need a nudge toward joy and reaching their goals.
My blog has brought me exciting opportunities to speak, write and serve in ways I never thought possible. If you’re interested in discussing any of these things with me, please don’t hesitate to drop me an email. I’m represented by Ruth Samsel of William K. Jensen Literary Agency. My book, Flash, The Donkey, will by published by Tyndale Momentum in Spring 2015, and is now available for preorder on Amazon!