I am the artist and owner behind Balsam & Olive where I create and sell original botanical painting, prints, and stationery. I strive to create work that is artisan, authentic and eco friendly. I live in Woodland, CA with my boyfriend and two cats.

Painting flowers, watercolor, acrylic painting, hiking, running, playing the cello, having fun and doing things that fill your soul with life.

Allowing myself to fail, getting back up, trying again and being ok with it.

To dare greatly.

I admire those who have the courage to trust themselves enough to take risks and jump into things with both feet.

Patience.

To keep doing what I'm doing.

How to make a great cup of coffee.

That patience is a virtue.

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