My name is Anna. I’m a artist, a single mother of 4 wild children, I have the soul of a wanderer and the heart of a conservationist. I’m a nerd and a musician and a poet. My whole life I have broken the rules about who I was supposed to be and what I was supposed to do, and eventually, I stopped caring about what other people thought, stopped trying to live up to expectations that made no sense to me, and set out to create the life that worked best for my family: without rules, limits, or compromise. We make our home in beautiful Salem, Oregon. We work every day to make the world a better place– for everybody. I believe in a life of integrity, accountability, and sustainability for ourselves and every creature that shares this miraculous mud-ball with us. Contained within this website are my discoveries, experiments, creations, achievements, failings, and the occasional free-form poetic musings on life, the universe, and everything. I don’t pretend to know the “right” way to do anything, but I have learned a little something following my internal compass (with alot of trial and error) and hope that by sharing my adventure with you, you find a little inspiration, motivation, insight, or at the very least derive some entertainment from it all. I believe that small every day actions can have big re-actions, and I will use this medium to chronicle mine. Let the adventure begin!