Amanda earned her bachelor's degree in Art Studio from the University of California, Santa Barbara. After several years in the art profession, she decided to return to college to acquire additional job skills and for personal interest. Her passions include art (obviously), especially watercolor and tactile mediums such as ceramics, baking, traveling, gardening, and reading. She is a wife and mom and spends as much time as possible gathered with family. As a journalism student, she is hoping to discover innovative ways to communicate her ideas that engage readers. Her goal is to offer discourse that enables connection and provokes creative thinking. This blog is here to bring joy, discovery, and insight.