Hi, I’m LZ!

I’m an artist who creates illustrations and patterns for gifts, home decor, fabric, wallpaper, and of course… DIY projects for you!

Through my popular blog at The Summery Umbrella, I also share my favorite home decor and design ideas—often sponsored by major brands like Kohl’s, Lamps Plus, and Silhouette CAMEO®. Plus, I design exclusively for major brands, gift shops, and professional crafters. Click here to check out my portfolio.

Fun fact: I spent 8 years in the U.S. Air Force. Though after you’ve seen my studio and the large body of work that came from it, you’ll see how my military background enhances the creative process. However, sometimes it’s nice to let go and just be messy! 🙂

Want to collaborate or hire me for a design project? Click here.

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When I’m not working, you’ll often find me reading, gardening, painting, traveling with my family and three dogs, or searching for a nice cup of coffee.

Basically, I hate sitting still and always seem to have a few projects “in work” at any given time. It’s both a pro and a con!

Thank you for stopping by and I look forward to seeing you around 🙂