the messy nest

It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are. 
+ e. e. cummings +


artist :: writer :: cook :: modern sewist
{ badass ink smith & supersonic crafty girl } 
• creating a simple life day by day •


If you are a dreamer come in
If you are a dreamer a wisher a liar
A hoper a pray-er a magic-bean-buyer
If youre a pretender com sit by my fire
For we have some flax golden tales to spin

Come in! 

Come in!

― Shel Silverstein

I am an artist and a storyteller who loves nothing more than making things with my hands, and showing others how to do the same. Fifteen years ago, I moved to rural Michigan, and started trying to live a handcrafted life. I'd love to inspire you to live a life of making things ...
a simple one spent: 

+ experimenting & trying new things
+ putting your true-self out there
+ laughing more with those you love
+ living each new day
+ creating lots and lots of art

I want to share with you all the things that live deep down inside my heart & mind + show you day to day how I create and make ART happen. I want you to know who I REALLY am, in hopes that it will inspire you to be who YOU really are, and share yourself with those around you who matter most.


I run with scissors.
I love to get messy and make lots & lots of art!

can i sleep in your barn tonight mister?

can i sleep in your barn tonight mister?

I love people who make me laugh.
I honestly think it's the thing I like most, to laugh. It cures a multitude of ills. It's probably the most important thing in a person.
+ Audrey Hepburn +