As a California girl, I feel blessed that I grew up with lots of sunshine, surrounded by lush flowers, vegetable gardens, and orchards brimming with fruits and nuts. My grandparents were rice farmers and lived on a ranch, so the agricultural aspect of California has always influenced me. I have many memories of delicious family meals at the table that included freshly picked vegetables from the garden, fruit from the orchards, and a vase of flowers from the yard. That love for the garden is what inspired me to design my first collection, Artichoke Garden. It is brimming with colorful artichokes and artichoke hearts combined with luscious pomegranates and beautiful flowers like peonies and protea. I love how the artichoke is a beautiful purple thistle flower that becomes the most delicious and amazing vegetable! The artichoke originated in the Mediterranean and transported from Italy, so I wanted to bring in some of that history by adding hand-lettered words with the painted artichoke pattern. The Artichoke Garden Collection comes in Cabernet and Teal color ways and has bold stripes, ikat geometrics, and pomegranate seed-inspired dots. All of these work beautifully together and can be mixed and matched to create endless combinations of luscious florals, fruits, vegetables and geometrics. Painting is truly my happy place and the Artichoke Garden collection has been pure joy to create and see come to life on fabric. I hope you enjoy this collection and are inspired to create beautiful things that bring delight to you and others.