a b o u t m e

I’m a self taught calligrapher and avid adventure seeker. I’m a born and raised Oregonian who’s 50% introverted, 50% extroverted and a true enneagram 7w8. I’m a coffee snob with a strong belief that homemade nut milk makes all the difference. I’ve got a thing for dark chocolate and a firm believer that the best avo to toast ratio is a solid 70/30. I live in a school bus, I’ve got a passion for health & wellness, and if you’re reading this there’s a 99.9% chance I’m in yoga pants, braless, sporting a top knot a mile high. I’m a mom to the sweetest miniature dachshund, Cake, and a wife to a guy capable of converting an old school bus into a tiny home and crying during legitimately ALL chick flicks.

I’m just a girl that loves to paint, travel the world, and happens to spend way too much time wandering the isles of health food stores.
— kalen rivers

m y s t o r y

I don’t want to imply that I ever actually had a plan a. for my life but if I did it would one hundred and ten percent be what I’m doing today. I grew up dreading any aspect of school that didn’t allow me to either create with my hands or socialize with close friends. As a child I painted flowers on every gift I gave my mom and my dad never let a birthday or Christmas pass without gifting me art supplies. Creating, in any capacity, is innately who I am.

It wasn’t until 2011 that I discovered my second passion in life when I took my first trip out of the country with my best friend. You know that super cliché quote about a travel bug biting you and subsequently being infected until the end of time? Yeah, well, although super cliché it’s totally true. After that first trip to Mexico I was hooked. Luckily, I found a guy just as enthusiastic about living a nomadic life as me and together we’ve now visited 11 countries, got married in Italy, and have hopes of someday living in Europe, after we travel North American living in our school bus of course.

I’m just a girl that loves to paint, travel the world, and happens to spend way too much time wandering the isles of health food stores. Yeah, some day’s I question my purpose. I wonder if what I’m doing here matters or if it’s making a difference in peoples lives but, I’ve never questioned whether or not I was meant to serve a different audience. My direction is constantly evolving and my creative journey is multifaceted, hello I’m a 7 remember? But here’s the thing, I’ve never, not even for a second, thought to myself “I should really get a corporate job to pay the bills.” because that’s simply not an option for me. Nothing in this world terrifies me more than the idea of living half a life pursuing someone else’s dream. My hope is that you find something here that inspires you to live into who you were made to be, regardless of whether or not it makes sense to anyone else.