As a child, one of my favorite activities was creating at the kitchen table with my mom, sister, and friends. My mother would introduce different art techniques to us and we would spend hours on end creating.
Fordham University at Lincoln Center
Family, Kind People, Ocean, Sea Shells, Mini things, Nature, Pastel Colors, Whimsy, Cupcakes
Paper, Pigma Micron Pens,
Apple Pencil, Procreate,
NEW YORK MOMENT:
Many years ago, I met a senior art director from Martha Stewart while attending a live taping of the MARTHA show. It was the annual halloween episode and I created handmade costumes for all of my friends. Post-show the director asked to photograph my creations and offered me a freelance job with the crafts department on the spot. After reviewing the drawings in my portfolio they encouraged me to illustrate children's books. I took the offer as a sign. After many conversations with family and an idea that combined my interests in visual art, performance, and teaching - my first children's book Crafterina was soon published.
A Day at the National Museum of Dance
ABCs of Animal Dances
ABCs of Ballet
Nutcracker Coloring & Craft Book
Swan Lake Coloring & Craft Book
Halloween Coloring & Craft Book
IN THE NEWS/PRESS
DANCE SPIRIT MAGAZINE
DANCE INFORMA MAGAZINE
METRO US NEWSPAPER
DANCE TEACHER MAGAZINE
WIX TALKS SUCCESS STORIES
Passion project featured story on Wix.com
Illustrated A Day at the National Museum of Dance, a children's book for the 30th Anniversary for the National Museum of Dance in Saratoga Springs, NY
District Cotton Organic T--Shirt Company Design Winner "Summer in NYC"
Designed Nutcracker Illustrations for Milwaukee Ballet
Cover art for Raffi's Baby Beluga 40th Anniversary Video
Awarded Editor's Choice Blue Ribbons at the National Maker Faire in Washington, D.C.
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Member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators