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. I’ve written the occasional book on various collectible tomes—all of which you can find on my author page.