"Art making is all at once a journey, a revelation and a healing prayer. Art allows us to touch the soul"
Hi there, I'm Terri Conrad and I have a passion for creating art and writing words that speak to your heart and fill you with joy.
It all began in kindergarten with finger painting, my favorite free time activity. Then, as a young adult, I loved the experience of walking through a fabric store letting the fabrics waft thru my hands as I found myself mesmerized by the colors, patterns and feel of the fabric (but I wasn't a sewist). Then, after having my two daughters I needed to return to work, and also wanted to be home raising them. This desire compelled me to consider my love for creating home decor. With that desire, and a strong determination to remain home with my daughters and help financially support my family, I did some research (this was well before social media), made a trip to New York to walk the Stationery Show and Surtex, and then set out to develop my own creative business - oh, one small detail ... I had no artistic training nor experience at this point - merely a heart full of desire & determination.
With my passion, determination and desire, along with a handful of new art supplies I set out on my artistic journey and here I am today.
For me, designing is oxygen for my soul. It makes me feel joy, and I want to share that with you as you mix & match my patterns, stationery and wall decor to create a joy-filled space that's uniquely you!
I have fervor for freshness, and desire to continually learn new ways to creatively express myself and to bring more joy into my work, and the world. My desire is to encourage, nurture & inspire you giving you what you need to surround yourself with a touch of joy.
I draw inspiration from both nature and my faith, letting each influence my process from beginning to end in subject & style, and in my desire to encourage, nurture & inspire both you and your living space.
I live in Los Angeles with my husband and our two daughters (who are now in college), and the sweetest, happiest English Creme Golden Retriever, Piper.
Thanks so much for stopping by, I hope you enjoy your experience here.
If you're on insta come say hi and follow me @terriconraddesigns
and my sister feed @Bloom_True where we advocate mental health and encourage & nurture emotional healing through creative expression with loving kindness & a generous side of self-compassion. You can learn more about why Bloom True here.
Sending you love, light & joy -