My Story

My Story

fireplace portrait for bio card

Hi, I’m Carla. Having grown up with a creative mother and inspiring art teachers, using my imagination came naturally. From the time I was a child, giving neighborhood drawing lessons and sketching caricature portraits of friends on napkins was a part of my life.

In 1986, I fell in love with my husband while he was in the Navy, and after home schooling our daughter, I rediscovered my love for art. I created Dream Out Loud Art so that I could share that love and encourage others in their creativity!

All my work is hand drawn and colored with watercolors, pencils or markers. My inspiration comes from my love for Jesus Christ and His creation – colors, interesting textures, cute and cuddly creatures, nostalgia, and a good cuppa!

I love creating fabric designs and cut and sew projects, hand made pillows, greeting cards, wall art, jewelry, and anything else that inspires others to Dream Out Loud!

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Looking for something custom? Contact me!