About Us

In 1998, I took my first paint lesson & I was hooked. I traveled from Florida to California getting certified as a muralist & instructor. We bought a children's art franchise in 2004 & opened a paint studio in 2006. We sold the business in 2008 and I began teaching art in public & private schools. In 2013, we started a non-profit for art with alpacas. After a hiatus, I am so excited to offer art "playshops" again, both VIRTUAL & Face2Face! Art is my passion & I love sharing it with others.

“You are the light of the world. A city built on a hill cannot be hid. No one after lighting a lamp puts it under the bushel basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven.” (Matthew 5:14-16)

Live a lighted life; what does that mean? How do we light the world and transform darkness? It happens through our thoughts, words & deeds.  For me it is creativity. Things that involve color, texture & artistry feed my soul- maybe it feeds yours, too. I’m a jack of all trades when it comes to crafting. I’m at home with a paintbrush, but I love the colors, textures, and patterns in fiber arts, and if it can be made from recycling objects or gift-able, even better!

If you are a creative soul looking for ideas to help illuminate your path or brighten your day, or someone else’s, I invite you to follow me on my journey to be A.L.L. in and live a lighted life. We can also be found at www.facebook.com/alightedlife

Meet our team

As with any great organization, it takes a great team.  We love our little farm and I’m often inspired by the things I find in nature as subjects for my art. 

Gracie & Lulu

Rescue Mutts & Head of Entertainment

Walter

Executive Director AV & Knight in Shining armor

Jared

Chief Video Editor

Regina

Artist, Writer & Queen Bee

Be a light

Our Mission

To help others explore their creativity, overcome fears, take risks and shed judgement. We mentor with grace & serve by being a light in darkness.

IDEAS AND CONCEPTS​

Feeding your mind positive content can rewire your brain.

Health & Wellness

We must take care of ourselves before we can take care of others.

Creativity

Life is a canvas. Paint a masterpiece. Be kind to others & Be a light.