New Apparel at Elm Lifestyle

There's just something about seeing a design that you created turn in to reality. I don't think I'll ever tire of it! Well, in stores now are two designs from my New Again collection applied on casual womenswear including a jacket, shirtdress, tank, and t-shirt from Elm Lifestyle, known for their effortless, everyday style. The items are available at small clothing boutiques and homewares stores around Australia and New Zealand. Exciting! I wish I lived closer to these boutiques to see it all in person!

One of Chicago's Most Inspiring Entrepreneurs

Wow. Back in May I was contacted by Voyage Chicago asking me if I would like to be featured in one of their articles. They wanted to ask me a bunch of questions about my business and being an entrepreneur. I happily obliged and today I am absolutely thrilled and honored to be included as one of Chicago's Most Inspiring Entrepreneurs! I've been an entrepreneur for 8 years and I never would have guessed in a million years that this type of honor would happen to me! Little old me who started out designing birthday party invitations for friends and am now designing patterns and art for various surfaces with products for sale in major stores like Target and Home Depot. I'm happy to not only be inspirational to others but it has even inspired me to be a better artist and entrepreneur. Thank you Voyage Chicago! Read the full article here.

Surtex 2017

It's almost here - Surtex 2017! I've been working my patootie off (or so my 6 year old would say) for the past few months creating new patterns and illustrations to debut at my second Surtex show and I'm excited to say that I'm in the home stretch! There's so much that goes in to exhibiting at a trade show. If you've ever done one, you know what I'm talking about! So it's time to take a little breather and finally start sharing the work that I'm so proud of. Here are a few of my flyers that will be circling around my social media accounts and other blogs over the next few weeks before the show as well as a sneak peek of my Lookbook. I'll be exhibiting again with Four Corners Art Collective in Booth 2723. If you're an Art Director and would like to make an appointment, feel free to email me. And if you follow me on Instagram, I'll be posting pictures and videos from the actual show. Otherwise, I'll post a recap in a few weeks!