I am truly blessed with a life more beautiful than I ever could have imagined.
In 2010, I met this ridiculously sweet Army guy in a pub in Charlottesville, VA on Valentine’s weekend, and we got married in 2012 in Temecula, CA.
He’s been such amazing supporter and motivator for this business of mine, and I can honestly say, I wouldn’t be where I am if it weren’t for his encouragement.
We have two daughters (born 2015 & 2018) and a son (born 2021). They are my WHY, and I’m so fortunate to work from home while cherishing all the small, fleeting moments!
I owe endless thanks to my family, friends, and dear clients who’ve been continuously supporting Limefish Studio.
My art passion stems from early childhood. When I was in preschool, I actually told my mom I wanted to be an artist when I grew up!
My business slowly developed when I began selling artwork in Junior High (if you want a good laugh, ask to see my first business card!). I stayed busy doing craft fairs, selling artwork & painting murals (actually how I bought & paid off my first car before college – woop woop!)
I’m fortunate to have training in a wide variety of areas and feel they collectively speak to my artistic style.
I received my Bachelor’s in Graphic Design from Longwood University in 2008 and my Master’s in Art Education from Boston University in 2012. I was thrilled to take advantage of photography studies at both Universities (as well as at various other workshops over the years).
My early work-field positions included Assistant Director of Communications & Marketing as well as Creative Marketing & Web Manager. Prior to becoming a mom, I also worked part time teaching Preschool Art for several years. I’ve also continued that passion with teaching art for parents and children in my community (including annual Messy Paint Days and seasonal Art in the Park classes).
My Etsy shop opened in 2011, and it has allowed me the joy and flexibility to create custom artwork for customers worldwide! In 2012, when my art business was truly booming (and my photography was starting to take off) I finally felt the confidence to leave my ‘big job’ and run Limefish Studio full time! It’s been the best decision ever, and I’ve never looked back!
In June 2019, I joined as a Consultant for Usborne Books & More and in 2020, I promoted to Team Leader. I’ve always believed books are magical and love that they have the power to educate, instill wonder, promote creativity and foster togetherness. In 2023, the company re-branded to the name PaperPie! It’s been such a joy connecting other families with amazing products from Usborne, Kane Miller, Learning Wrap-Ups and SmartLab Toys! Be sure to hop into my Limefish Community VIP Group where I often share favorites and occasionally run fun online book parties!
In 2020, I had health reasons that briefly paused the photography portion of my business, and then Covid took over and paused even more. Then, we moved to St. Louis from Virginia! It’s been a season of adjustments, but now we’ve finally adjusted to Missouri and I look forward to this new chapter of Limefish Studio.
I look forward to connecting with you!
Random tidbits about me……
- In 2021 we moved to Missouri from Virginia 🏡
- The Florida Keys are my happy place 🏝
- I’ve been skydiving and LOVED it!
- I’ve swam with sharks!
- I have two girls 🍀☀️ and a boy 🌈 and two among the stars ⭐️⭐️
- I got my first tattoo when I was 16 (with my mom & sis)
- I’m an enneagram 2 (the helper) & personality color is high blue
- My personality color is high blue (ask me about the book on that)
- I have a Bachelor’s in Graphic Design & Masters in Art Education
- I have a Hemingway cat with sooo many toes 🐱
- I love plants
- I eat a lot of popcorn
- I bought my first car in high school with money I made painting murals.
- I am a collector of fun coffee mugs, snow globes, and of course… books!
Why the name Limefish Studio?
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