instructional stationery

Paneling with Plywood
Upcycled Stationery Set

Available at Paragraph Cove by Just Us Women.

PS...Thanks Teresa for featuring my stationery on your blog at,

the sun came out

After driving home through the down pour yesterday the clouds cleared to reveal this little rainbow.

So, I've decided I need to share more about myself on my blog instead of just promoting my latest work.

Here are some tidbits about me:
1. I live in a little house in a small town.
2. I dropped out of art school because I couldn't take out anymore school loans.
3. I live with my Mom and her sassy cat, Stormy.
4. I used to sell handmade bags and scarves under the name Functional Textures.
5. I like lists.
6. The name Paragraph Cove is named after an inside joke between my Mom and I
7. My work is heavily influenced by the coastal community I live in.
8. My current obsession is bow ties. I recently bought a sparkly gold one.
9. I've been listening to The Zombies, Johnny Cash and Spiritualized a lot lately. Kind of a weird combo.
10. I'm looking for a studio space where I can spread out my work and sing along to June Carter Cash til the wee hours.

PS...I was featured on Heather's super cool blog, Check out her sweet vintage goods at Thanks again, Heather!

behind the scenes

Each week I will be posting behind the scenes pictures on Flickr of my studio/home and the Oregon coast.
Check em out:

cereal for dinner

Here are some new sets of stationery I made this week.
I also made
two more sailing themed sets.

Sense of Time

Land Formations

Stay tuned for some radical instructional stationery...

Well, I'm gonna have some cereal for dinner. I'm too tired to whip anything else up.

My upcycled stationery is available at my etsy shop, paragraph cove by just us women.

PS. Thanks Kerri Anne for featuring my sailing stationery on your blog at

these boobs are made for walking

This Saturday I'm participating in the Making Strides Breast Cancer Walk in Portland. The team I'm walking with is called, These Boobs Are Made For Walking. I wish I could take credit for that one...pretty funny stuff.

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer is our opportunity to honor and
celebrate breast cancer survivors, educate women about early detection
and prevention, and raise money to fund lifesaving research and
support programs to help fight breast cancer.

My goal is to raise $100 for the cause. Every little bit helps. If
you'd like to make a donation, click on the link below. If you're
unable to make a donation...say a little prayer to keep the rain from
falling on us on Saturday. Thanks so much.

Make a Donation

Check out the Making Strides website to learn more about the event.