For the past few years I've lived a double life.  By day I was a landscape architect/garden designer, while at night I created whimsical food illustrations for my blog, clients and gift shops.  It was finally time to merge these worlds...and fess up that it was perfectly okay.   

This blog began as a goal to draw one food illustration a day for a whole year (originally all on playing cards). I achieved that goal in 2009, then eventually folded my food fetish within my love of gardening. Today I explore garden design in my own experimental way...through illustrations and photography.

My degrees are in landscape architecture, plus I'm registered in the state of Iowa.  I also have the lovely job of teaching landscape design in the horticulture department at Iowa State University. I have to pinch myself each day to make sure I'm not dreaming.