Inspired by Ponderosa Pines, blue skies and Cascade Lakes, Sarah's appreciation for beauty and eye for aesthetics developed early as a Bend-native. A life-long creative and passionate world-changer, it was only a matter of time before this gypsy-spirit connected her passion for the arts with her passion to inspire, connect and mentor women. Her mantra is "love. write. be" to focus on caring about the global community, writing life's stories and being present to everything that happens in life.
In 2009, Sarah had her first art studio in downtown Bend. Her first solo show was an exhibit of paintings depicting her own personal story of body image and body-acceptance. Sarah's second creative studio, in The Old Ironworks Arts District of Bend, brought her back to her love of photography and writing. She soon launched "The She-Tribe", a collaboration of women connecting through her creative writing workshops and online publications. Named by The Source Weekly as one of 2013's "Women to Watch" in the Women's Issue for her She-Tribe Project, the desire for women's creative collaboration is clearly needed in the community.
She has worn many hats in her young life ranging from leadership for higher education, non-profit director, food blogger, artist and community social work. She is also deeply passionate about body acceptance, self-care and the therapeutic power of art for everyday and spiritual storytelling. By day, she currently works in health-related social work and by night she is working on creative projects that feed her soul.
Sarah believes creativity to be more about community building, the journey of discovery and exploration than about creating a gallery-ready piece. However, her work has been shown at Barnes & Noble, The Wine Shoppe & Tasting Bar, Urban Beauty Bar, PoetHouse Art, Bright Place Gallery, The Workhouse, Lone Pine Coffee Roasters, Shine Global, Muse Camp/ Camp Catalyst, and Bluebird Coffee Company.
She is also currently battling Sarcoma cancer and writing about the journey at: love-write-be.blogspot.com