Welcome! I am so happy you're here.
And just in case you were wondering how to say that, this usually helps:
And if you put them together, you get Johnna!
I’m the graphic and watercolor artist behind Twila & Co. When growing up, my family would visit my grandma’s house and I would always sneak into her studio to look at her paints, brushes, and whatever she was working on at that time. She was a beautiful artist and I loved seeing the different things she would create, and was always in awe of her work. When she passed away, I was lucky enough to keep some of her paints and brushes.
Those brushes you see in my instagram photos? Or those paint tubes? They were most likely hers. Because of her influence, it has always been a dream of mine to paint.
Whether its one place or ten, your 主页 or a friends, where you had your first date or where you got married, I do this because I love creating keepsakes for the places you want to remember. To me, it’s not just 关于 the painting or design, its 关于 the memory it evokes when you look at it.
I have places and 主页s from my past that have meant something to me; that have shaped who I am and where I’ve come from, but are no longer in my life. But because of these paintings, I get to remember them forever.
I am currently based out of Colorado but I’ll always be a Virginia girl at heart. I am a creative, a paper goods nerd, lover of french fries and sweet tea, a hiker and explorer and recently, a beach girl whose falling in love with the mountains. If I’m not working, you can find me spending time with my husband, Joe, and our sweet pup, Grohl.
In 2018, I got to marry Joe, the love of my life! Our story is a bit different than most. Over 10 years ago, Joe was diagnosed with a disease called PVNS. This caused tiny tumors to grow in his ankle, eat away at his cartilage and cause severe arthritis, making it extremely hard for him to walk.
This experience was and continues to be a life-changing and strengthening endeavor. Despite the challenges and setbacks he’s experienced (including five additional surgeries), we continue to move forward in hopes that his story will help other amputees. In the winter of 2017, Joe had the amazing opportunity to travel and train with Adaptive Action Sports in Colorado as a Professional Snowboarder. He decided to do it again for the 2018 and 2019 Winter season and on…
Not even a month after arriving in Colorado, Joe was named to the 2019-2020 U.S. Paralympic Snowboard 团队, and he will ride for the 团队 throughout this upcoming season all around the world.
As you can see, my passion for creating memories through my painting really rang true for me this year. With the move, I have been able to hold a piece of my 主页town of Fredericksburg, Virginia in my new 主页 of Silverthorne.
For more on Joe’s amputation and journey, check it out on the 博客.