About Me: I was raised in Forks, Washington, a small, isolated logging town in the Pacific Northwest. The average rainfall of twelve FEET gave rise to many wild and woolly expeditions out in nature and, needless to say, a number of creative indoor hobbies. In other words, I drove my patient mother to distraction by tackling large and very messy art projects in the kitchen, which quickly spread to the whole house. The close-knit town, packed with many gifted and generous colorful characters, helped me learn to tackle whatever I wanted to try, and encouraged me to be an individualist above all else. In my early twenties, I became a Registered Nurse to support my art and craft habit, but was sidelined by an injury; and while recovering began to doodle greeting cards to stay in touch with my family and friends. Thus Twenty Four Carrot was born. Through the generous support of my loved ones, and the financial assistance of the Washington State Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, my fledgling card company grew from 36 boxes on the dining room floor to international distribution, and has branched out to include other styles.
The cards are made to bring joy and closeness to our lives, reaching out to let someone know how important they are, and remembering that life, love and the human connection are the most precious gifts we have. Creating them has brought me great joy and I hope that they will, with a laugh or a smile, make someone's day.
My Interests: I love to knit and sew and am learning to crochet. I love to make all kinds of fabric craft and homemade greeting cards, paint in oils and water color, love to visit with people and especially hear stories of yesteryear from older people. I am a part time nurse and get to hear great reminiscences of another era. I love to do ceramics, cook, bake, walk my adorable dog Joe and just have time to visit and think and create new pursuits and ideas. That kind of time is sometimes hard to find. I love old pictures and hearing about the people and times represented in them. I love to garden and be outdoors in the beautiful Northwest. Thrift stores are a big hobby with me because it's like a treasure hunt and takes my mind off my troubles. Writing is a passion with me too. And don't forget music, it's so wonderful. It is another thing, like greeting cards, that helps to bring people together.