I've been drawing and playing with lettering since I was a kid in Switzerland, but I really started designing with the birth of my son about 18 years ago, when I got stuck at home. Now it's a full-time, work-from-home passion that I divide between fine art, digital scrapbooking design, and surface pattern design. In my art and design, I seek to share the fun, joy, and beauty of nature.
Yachats (pronounced 'yah-hahts) is long-standing Native American land that belonged to the Siuslaw, Lower Umpqua, and Coos tribes, along with summering activities by the Alsea tribe. It is located centrally on the Oregon Coast, and extends inland along the Yachats River about 10 miles. The community here is very intentional and volunteer-oriented, and I really love being part of this.
Nature--both forest and ocean--is such a large part of life here. Patterns abound: leaves, waves, and sounds are with me every day, and I can hear the ocean crack and roar in the night. There is forest everywhere, and deer, elk, bear, and cougars wander the neighborhood (to my delight). Huge Sitka trees reach up to the sky,
and that is where I go to find
stillness of being.