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About me

Industry Arts
Occupation Housewife, children's storybook illustrator
Location Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
Introduction I am an artsy crafty Mum living in the country in Tauranga, New Zealand, with my husband Andrew and two of my three children, Spencer (14) and Cleo (11), five cats, two chooks, and a goldfish! My oldest daughter Diva (18), is studying Fine Arts at Auckland University. I love to knit, crochet, sew, paint, make jewelry, recycle op-shop finds, and collect old stuff! I am also a published children's illustrator. My creative space is 2 acres of beautiful trees, with mountains, endless skies, and the sound of the wind and wildlife to inspire me.
Interests Art, sewing, knitting, crochet, jewelry-making, tea-drinking, op-shopping, ukulele-playing
Favorite Movies The Fifth Element, Practical Magic, The Lake House, Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood
Favorite Music Mumford and Sons, Carla Bruni, Fiona Apple, Avalanche City
Favorite Books Watership Down by Richard Adams, Matilda by Roald Dahl, Moonrabbit by Megan Kelliher, Abarat by Clive Barker, The Bible, The Prayer Tree by Michael Leunig, A Bunch of Poesy by Michael Leunig