As I grew up I found I had a passion and talent for art. During high school I honed my talent taking every art class I could sign up for. Shortly after high school I had to put my artistic endeavors on hold as I had my beautiful baby girl. My time was spent raising and supporting my daughter as a single mother, taking multiple jobs at times to make ends meet.
2016 was the year things started to go downhill. My rent was increased by $200 a month forcing me and my daughter to move back in with my parents. I was stressed, and unhappy with how my life was going. Feeling an emptiness inside, something needed to change.
I decided to set a goal for myself to see 100 Oregon waterfalls over the next year. It was a wonderful experience despite the difficulty of trying to fit in all the hikes to see them. This was the best year of my life. But it didn’t last, I still felt like something was missing.
Inspired by all the hikes and waterfalls I visited, I felt the need to share my love of nature the best way I knew how, by drawing again. I came up with the idea to create a coloring book about Silver Falls State Park.
Showing the drawings to my brother he saw something in them and we decided to form a partnership to make the coloring book. After shopping around to find someone that could print the books he did some research and found that we could buy our own equipment and make them ourselves for almost the same cost. He took some money out of his savings and we started our new business.
Together we created Land of the Lost Girl a small brother and sister team in the Pacific Northwest making posters, coloring books and stickers.