I grew up in a small town in Wisconsin, and now live with my husband Kyle in Minnesota on the St Croix River. In 2020, I picked up my first power tool and discovered my love for creating with my hands. Since then, I haven't been able to stop creating and exploring different mediums (woodworking, painting, jewelry, candles, etc...) to find the "one" that fits just right. I started this online store to start sharing and selling my hand-crafted goods so I can keep this passion going. I'm currently at the start of my creative journey, and I'd love for you to follow along as I discover my unique calling and gifting as an artist. I hope my journey inspires you to search out your own unique calling because...
we all deserve to find what brings us joy.
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my creative source
I spent most of my life living in fear and anxiety without even knowing. A few years ago I made a commitment to change my thoughts. I’m finally seeing the results of daily affirmations, taking my thoughts captive, letting my feelings come and go, and keeping my focus on my Creator.
Before my mind was like a very loud and dark storm where thousands of voices were speaking to me at once, and I couldn’t think or see straight. My mind was like this since I was a child, so I assumed this was a normal experience. In reality, my body was in survival mode most of the time, and I was emotionally numb because the feeling of fear was too great. And since I really didn't feel anything, I didn’t know I had a problem.
In order to win this battle against fear, I had to completely trust God with my thoughts and feelings, and constantly work through them with truth and grace. This was a very messy process as I had to learn how to manage my feelings instead of ignore them.
The great news is that fear visits less now! Most days my mind is clear and my thoughts are radiantly beautiful. I now see the world around me in a whole new way. EVERYTHING is more vivid and alive! Each day is like a song that needs to be expressed. My creative mind is now open, and the storm that once dominated my mind has been replaced with peace and incredible beauty. It’s no wonder I didn’t know I was creative until recently!
Jesus showed me a way through all of it. I don't know how anyone could overcome something like this on their own. This experience and daily trust in Jesus is where the source of my creativity comes from. I owe it all to him. I ask God every morning to join me in whatever I'm doing, and then I keep him close throughout my whole day. I am like a new person, and I walk confidently with my Creator.