For the past few years I've lived a double life. By day I was a landscape architect/garden designer, while at night I created whimsical food illustrations for my blog, clients and gift shops. It was finally time to merge these worlds...and fess up that it was perfectly okay. Today I explore garden design in my own experimental way...through illustrations and photography. My degrees are in landscape architecture, plus I'm registered in the state of Iowa. I also have the lovely job of teaching landscape design in the horticulture department at Iowa State University. I have to pinch myself each day to make sure I'm not dreaming.