"All of creation is a symphony of joy and jubilation." - Hildegard von Bingen
I started Your Song Designs in 2015 to bring together my love of music and visual art and my desire to help people make meaningful connections with their loved ones. I use excerpts from vintage sheet music and decorative papers from around the world to bring beauty to your life events.
I love finding new colors and patterns in nature to illuminate song lyrics in a way that will be uplifting to others. For me, it is like programming a concert! Every item in my shop is handmade, created in my studio in the hills of Oakland, CA while I look out at beautiful trees and listen to birds singing, in hopes that all this inspiration will find its way to your heart when you receive your items.
The Power of Music
As a choral conductor, music educator and musician, I am inspired every day by the power music has to change lives and bring people together. I currently serve as the Director of Music Ministry at Trinity Lutheran Church in Alameda, where I direct adult and youth choirs and the bell choir. I am also the Director of Children's Choirs for Cantare Con Vivo, leading a music education program that serves over 2000 students weekly in underserved neighborhoods of Oakland. Here are some of my favorite performances. When I am not in my studio or making music, I'm usually outside playing in the dirt, or hiking with my husband and our two spoiled dogs.
Your Song Designs is a project of my business, Phenomenal Arts. I founded Phenomenal Arts in 2015 to empower people to create and share works of beauty that uplift the world and connect people of diverse life experiences. Future projects include an intergenerational women's choir and creative work opportunities for women rebuilding their lives.
Made Just for You
I really enjoy doing custom work for businesses and individuals. Bringing to life what is meaningful for you in a visual design is one of my primary goals as an artist. We'll work together each step of the way to make sure your card or gift is just how you want it. Send me a note about your interest and I'll follow up with some questions for you and some design possibilities. You can also shop on my Etsy site.