For you. And me. And everybody.

For you. And me. And everybody.

Hoping & Coping Mixed Media, 2020 Dedicated to Steve O, everyone affected by Covid-19 and the memories of those we’ve lost. READ PART 1 – ‘DAISY BANDITRY’ I wanted to drop flowers on your porch too. As I was spreading cheer, I kept thinking...
Daisy Banditry

Daisy Banditry

A few weeks ago, as COVID-19 was starting to change our world, my husband mentioned, “They’re giving away Gerber Daisies at the Avila Barn tomorrow… aren’t those your favorite flower?” My shoulders lifted. I’d been pulling all the tools in my mental health...
Introducing Skyward Ink

Introducing Skyward Ink

Skyward Ink is a San Luis Obispo, California-based brand, graphic and website design firm. I specialize in partnering with small businesses with big ideas to bring them online and design a unique and beautiful visual presence for their businesses.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀I...
Always Learning and Growing

Always Learning and Growing

Since I stepped away from running my business full-time a few years ago, I have learned and grown in a whole forking* lot of ways. Like an Alot. .I had a lot of adventures creating this new version of me… and I’ll tell you three of my stories here. One...
Strange Times. What Can I Do?

Strange Times. What Can I Do?

In the wake of Coronavirus confusion, what can I do now? I can make beauty. I can appreciate beauty. I can support beauty.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I’ve been on lockdown since Friday, since I had a no-big-deal cold and I don’t go out when I’m sick (herd...
Back to Business Full Time!

Back to Business Full Time!

Skyward Ink is officially open and accepting branding, web and print design engagements for spring 2020. If you have a project in mind, get in...
Daily Habits Cards, Version 2

Daily Habits Cards, Version 2

Well, that first version didn’t last long. I started feeling overwhelmed by tracking too many things, and didn’t have enough space for things that are important to me – life things and the like. I added the “Decompression” section since...
Daily Habits Cards

Daily Habits Cards

I’ve been wanting to transition from digital tracking of certain habits, routines and life stuff into a paper system for some time, but never found the one that was right for me. I’ve had this idea of printing custom postcards for myself for a while, but hadn’t gotten...
A Tentative Hello

A Tentative Hello

SSSH… I’ve started up Skyward Ink again.  I’ve been working for a security/ IOT company in Santa Barbara (with a branch in SLO) for the past 3 years. And now, I’m not.  What have I been doing?  I’ve been painting more, prepping to start selling Moon...
Why I Paint

Why I Paint

I paint partially to contribute beauty to the world, because I’m compelled to make beautiful things. Why do you paint moons? Painting moons feels right at this time.  I spend a lot of time looking at the moon. And as I paint, I often work on untangling problems...