Ever since I was a little girl growing up in Peru I’ve had a passion for art. I remember getting my first paint brush set at 6 years old and realizing I now had endless ideas at my fingertips. Thanks to the unconditional support my parents gave me in pursuing my dream, painting and designing became my first true love.
After I graduated from college with a degree in Communications, I moved to the U.S. I was working in different jobs but I wasn't happy. Then in 2013 a fur angel walked into my life: a skinny, four-pound girl with black spots, a wet nose and big ears. From the moment I met Lalita we had an amazing connection. This beautiful chihuahua had been living in an auto body shop, trying to survive from one day to the next. She was so skinny I could see her ribs. After I heard her story, I knew I had to adopt her. After months of trying to convince her family they finally said yes, and my life changed forever.
Later that year, while I was suffering from depression “Lalita” and I became inseparable. She licked my tears when I was down and made me laugh when I needed it the most. She taught me what unconditional love truly is, and was a daily reminder to me to always live in the present. This “cosita bella” stole my heart and became my furry best friend.
Throughout all these years I was looking for my one true calling. I wanted to do something related to fur babies and to give back all the love that I received from them. So I decided to launch SketchPup! in 2018. My goal is to bring joy to you and your family with my custom pet designs, to raise awareness with my t-shirts designs about adopting, rescuing and fostering animals plus a portion of every dollar I make is donated to animal rescue organizations in need. As a rescue dog mom this is very important to me.
As I always say: “It is never too late to start again and pursue your dreams.”