Journal

Dark & Tortured Artist Finds her Happily Ever After…

Since before I should have been allowed to watch horror movies, I’ve loved them. I had a mighty crush on Dracula when I was twelve.…

I lost my dad to a heart attack when I was seven. He was that special kind of parent that played his kids. I was devastated. This tragedy, coupled with a mourning absentee mother, contributed to my “Dark & Tortured” nature.

Bad luck and bad choices followed me into my 20s with the death of my mother at 19, and my first major relationship with an abusive man that lasted five years.

Sadness and pain were a common theme of my art in my teens and 20s, but fear not, my story has a happy ending.

At 28, I met my match… my perfect match. We married and have two beautiful children together today. We own and run a Poe-themed coffee shop called the “Raven Café”. This ve

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