Who Is AMD?

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The urge to create, the urge to photograph, comes in part from the deep desire to live with more integrity, to live more in peace with the world, and possibly to help others to do the same.
— Wynn Bullock

Hello!  My name is Amber and I'm glad you found my site. I am a wife to an amazing man and a mom to a fabulous little boy and another little boy to arrive in September!  I really enjoy expressing and creating through hand lettering, photography, and digital design.

I have always been a lover of artistic things and consider myself very lucky to have wonderful grandparents and parents who, not only exposed me to theater and music as a child, but also encouraged me to make time for those things in my life. Still, it wasn't until after I graduated from grad school and began working with sexual assault survivors full time that I really began to realize that creating things was truly important to me. Now, I try to nurture that gift with more awareness and fully embrace a lifestyle of what Elizabeth Gilbert so wonderfully described as creative living. She explains in her book, Big Magic : 

 
Creative living means living a life that is driven more strongly by curiosity than by fear....Often what keeps you out of creative living is your self absorption, your self doubt, your self disgust, your self judgement, your crushing sense of self protection.
— Elizabeth Gilbert

This site is a part of my journey to let go of a little more judgement each day in exchange for a little more creative living! I hope that you enjoy your time here and maybe, if I am lucky, we can create something wonderful together.     

Thanks for visiting!