About Jade - Journey Tree Studio

Hello, world. This is where you learn things about me.


The short story: I am a painter, a photographer, a storyteller, and a dreamer. 


The long story:

I am addicted to books, good conversation, and film scores. 


I am a traveler who  always looks for two things: a bookstore and the biggest tree I can find. My family is quite fond of state and national parks, so you can be certain that we will spend much of our travel time roaming the beautiful wilds of our great country.    


I love my family, my  community, and drawing nearer to the Creator by exploring His glorious earth. 


If I could have any superpower, it would be to travel through time and space to any location or era. Dr. Strange is my favorite Marvel-verse hero. 


Coke icees are my weakness. Especially at the movie theater!   (I also have zero willpower with vintage Doc Martens, flower crowns, and all things 90s)


I live year round on a summer camp on a lake in the southern wilds of Texas with my husband, three sons (almost four--coming in July!), two dogs, and numerous succulents. When I am withering away in the throes of 110 degree heat in the heart of a sweltering Texas summer, my daydreams take me to the mountains. These dreams are made complete with an apple orchard and a garden full of dahlias and peonies. 




“I used to dream about escaping my ordinary life, but my life was never ordinary. I had simply failed to notice how extraordinary it was.” ― Ransom Riggs


“You must be filled with expectancy. You must be awash in hope. You must wonder who will love you, whom you will love next.” ― Kate DiCamillo


"How do you describe music? It's basically the sound of math....and it can make you cry." - Ben Shive


“If you look the right way, you can see that the whole world is a garden.” ― Frances Hodgson Burnett


“I want to be a healer, and love all things that grow and are not barren.” ― J.R.R. Tolkien


“There were thousands and thousands of forms of joy in the world, but all were essentially one and the same, namely, the joy of being able to love.” -Michael Ende


“Always be on the lookout for the presence of wonder.” -E.B. White


“You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.” -C.S. Lewis


“Our truest response to the irrationality of the world is to paint or sing or write, for only in such response do we find truth.” ― Madeleine L'Engle


“Besides, the world isn't split into good people and Death Eaters. We've all got both light and dark inside us. What matters is the part we choose to act on. That's who we really are.” -JK Rowling