🌿 ann · artful, thoughtful living · especially fond of calligraphy and watercolors

Hello! I’m Ann. Thanks for visiting my little corner of the web.

Key Lime Ink is all about using our innate creativity to navigate this mysterious thing called life. I share my own art and writing, promote my peers, and suggest new ways to fill your notebooks—for pure joy, organization, or therapy. 

Pour a cup of your favorite tea and join me. 

Who am I? Well, mostly a girl who has always enjoyed storytelling and making my paper look pretty. I hold a master’s degree in English and taught writing composition at the university level. My grandmother inspired my obsession with journal keeping and was my most beloved pen pal. 

Although I live in the landlocked American Midwest, I named this venture for two of my favorite things in life: sitting on an oceanfront patio savoring a slice of key lime pie and playing with ink and paper. What brings you such happiness? 

Beginning with the spring of 2022, I’ve elected to forego most social media platforms. Keep up with me here and on YouTube for fresh ideas! 

Be well,



"I Forget Where We Were" - Ben Howard




Soba noodles and broccoli marinated in honey ginger dressing, served cold with seared ahi tuna and topped with cilantro