I am Ingrid, an artist, writer, shaper of young minds.

I find solace in the kitchen and pleasure behind the brush.

I took a 3 year break after writing An American Girl in Japan... for two years and knew I needed a new direction -- enter poppy + peony.  Less Japanese debauchery and more food.  Less travel (this makes me sad) and more local.

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