I established "Fully Expressed Living" in 2005 to do the work I love. Let's inspire and create together! I offer my gifts of creativity and wisdom as a resource for your own growth and the projects you want to create.
Our pro editors help with everything from grammar to developing a storyline or developing concepts for a series.
Perfect words = perfect vibe!
Experienced review and direction for all aspects of production related to your book. Collaboration = Best Ideas!
We love teamwork as artists to give your project the very best from sketched to finessed!
When I got my degree in Fine Art from the University of Washington, my friends immediately wanted me to paint murals in their baby’s rooms. After the 4th request for a "Winnie the Pooh Mural" I decided to establish my own business and have been obsessed with being a creative entrepreneur ever since.
My murals were in high demand with a waiting list throughout the Bay Area. I painted full time for over 15 years, mostly children's rooms and businesses related to kids. I contracted with interior designers who gave me exciting projects. I grew my business teaching art classes and offering creativity workshops for entrepreneurs. My signature class, “From Artist to Entrepreneur” was voted most popular in the Border’s Book Education Series.
Since every mural starts with an illustration, I was gathering valuable experience from day one. My first Children's Book project won an award for "Best Illustration"!
I also worked in the printing industry starting as a graphic designer, then art director and then account executive. These years prepared me well for understanding business, marketing, and consulting on the printing/publishing of books.
I added certifications in Professional Coaching, and the Enneagram, with the intention to help entrepreneurs use their creativity to improve their lives and grow their businesses. I wanted to use my experience with the creative process to help people thrive. I coached individually and for groups and facilitated mastermind groups on marketing and adding creative projects to grow businesses.
When I self-published my own book in 2014 called "Fully Expressed Living", it changed my life in a very inspiring way. I knew I would continue creating books. Next I published coloring books that included guided meditations and I sold them as a monthly subscription. I taught workshops Meditation while selling my own coloring books to the attendees. Recently I created a deck of cards about the Enneagram called FUNeagram™, and a companion workbook. I am currently designing my own series of children's books for parents about using the Enneagram with kids. . . stay tuned!
Thank you for being here as we "create award-winning books to inspire children and adults everywhere."
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My Favorite Definition of Creativity:
"Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes and having fun."
My artist-entrepreneur journey started with my own business painting murals, established in 1992. I built my portfolio painting on my own walls and doing a few kid's rooms at my friends houses. I was in high demand for 15 years full time. I followed my dreams. Still do.