After a decade of running a successful design firm (Interiority Complex) and SO getting over the hustle and the bustle of “living it up” in the ‘burbs of middle America, I changed the course of my business and life completely.
In 2011, my family and I decided to try something new, so we left our McMansion in the ‘burbs to pursue a different kind of life. I retired from the interior design biz, and we ventured out of our comfort zone & onto 10 undeveloped acres in the Texas Hill Country where we remodeled a pre-fab home, adopted a few farm animals and now reside at the place we call home, Cosmic Acres. *you can read more about that journey right here.
Though I was once referred to as a “domestic renegade” and as being “revolutionary in how I define my path”, I’m mostly just an odd combo of a nature junkie and a paint-a-hue-lic with an eye for color and an obsession for salvaging and up-cycling common (and not-so-common) objects into art. I love the freak out of art, and I love mother nature just as much.
Domestic renegade sounds cool, though, don’t you think?
Through my creative & artistic endeavors, I’m able to express my bold ideas, and my desire to reinvent how things are done. Always embracing opportunities for change & exploration, I’m driven by my sense of adventure and creativity. If something feels too familiar to me, you can guarantee I’ll find a way to challenge it.
I express myself through my art by using:
- materials I can salvage and keep from ending up in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch or a landfill.
- beautiful & bold colors.
- whimsical designs.
- found objects with beautiful bones, intriguing lines, refreshing textures & not-so-obvious but lovely characteristics.
- things that make us smile & objects that inspire.
When I’m not creating art in my studio or combing through flea markets, off-the-beaten-path thrift stores and salvage yards, I’m blissfully vibing at my homestead in the hill country, Cosmic Acres, where I hang with my husband, my son, 4 piggies, 2 goats, 5 ducks, 17 hens, 4 dogs, 3 cats & 1 beehive. In my free time, I can be found hiking, mountain biking, sunset gazing, beach combing, road tripping and volunteering with the Texas Master Naturalist Program.
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P.S. This was the “official” about me page, BUT… if you want to know about the 3 decades before I decided to step out of the ‘burbs and onto a road less traveled, you can check out my life’s highlight and low-light reel, more about life at Cosmic Acres and see pics of adora-freakin-ble animals and my Cosmic Crew right here.