I have always loved being creative and artistic. It’s a little funny because I’ve been a middle school math teacher for the past four years (I have a degree in mathematics and a minor in art from the University of Northern Colorado).Screen Shot 2014-04-03 at 9.06.30 AM

This goofy picture is one of my favorites from a field trip with my sixth graders two years ago.

Screen Shot 2014-04-03 at 8.54.54 AMSince having my son a year ago, I’ve made the decision to take a break from education and spend some more time with him and focus on my more artistic side. I love painting anything from a canvas to a wall.

I started painting murals in high school on the walls in my art teacher’s office. I enjoyed it so much, I painted as much as I could when I got to college (you can’t paint dorm room walls, so I painted butcher paper and put it up around my dorm room. Thank goodness for a kind and supportive roommate!). When I moved to my first apartment, I told the landlady what I envisioned in our little place, and she actually let my imagination do its thing! We had swirls on the walls in the family room, a citrus-colored checkerboard in the kitchen, and a giant purple flower blossoming out of the hallway. My boyfriend- now my husband- wasn’t scared away thankfully. When my sisters got their own rooms (there are 4 of us girls all together), I was involved with painting my two youngest sisters’ rooms. You can see pictures in the gallery. I’ve toned down my murals in my own house for my husband’s sake, but I simply can’t stop painting the walls. I can never find wallpaper to do my imagination justice. Plus, I hate the goop on the back of wallpaper.

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I’m giving this business thing a shot. My loving husband is amazingly supportive of my new venture and I am so excited to have more time with him and my little man. My family has always said that I have a gift, and my mom specifically said I need to share my ability with others. I would love to share it with you!