Hi, I'm Nicki.
I believe every person, place, and thing has a story that can be conveyed—whether it’s through design, stories passed down from older generations, hand-sewn quilts, drawings, photographs that capture memories, the garden, a meal, or the spaces you inhabit. I also believe communicating that story is both an important and a collaborative process.
From an early age I was taught to think critically, problem solve, and recognize resources. I grew up gardening, building things with my parents, reading, and cooking.
I have two degrees in art: a B.F.A. in fine art from University of Missouri and an M.F.A. in Print Media from Cranbrook Academy of Art. I have taught art and art history at the college level, as well as a number of workshops in the art of bookbinding, paper making, journaling, and the creative process.
I am the co-author of Art is For Everyone: 28 Days of Crafting a Creative Practice
I'm also an uber book geek and post about book collecting on my blog One Girl Collecting.