Welcome!  I am an artist and pattern designer focused on growing the business I will run full-time after I retire.  This blog is about that journey and all of the joys, oops moments, and creative opportunities that I encounter.  I post about my process, my most frustrating creative issues, and yes – I post a lot of the projects I’m currently working on.

I believe art is more than something you hang on your wall.   There are so many ways to bring art into your home and your life – and I create prints and patterns because I think people should be able to see art everywhere they go.

About 10 years ago, I began selling my paintings as shower curtain designs.  From there, I branched out into surface pattern design and now I’m completely addicted to creating new prints and patterns on a regular basis.  2018 was a huge year for me because I finally settled down and began to figure out how I work best as an artist and designer.  In 2019 I had designs represented by Pattern Observer Studio at the July Premiere Vision show.  This year, I’m focused on growing my business and really refining my style and business goals.  This blog will document that process as well as give you a glimpse into the life of a pattern designer.

My portfolio site can be found here.

I have recently started licensing some of my designs and you can find those here.

I sell under my studio name Sand & Chi on the following sites:




Fine Art America

I have learned that every site has a slightly different audience, so I usually list different designs on each site.  If you see something you can’t live without, just contact me through the form on this blog and I can send you a link to the listing on one of the sites listed above.

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