Hello! I’m Rosanna. I’m a maker and full time mom living in the middle of the U.S, in rural southeast Nebraska. Together with my partner and young daughter Nettie, we live on a small acreage with our family of pets and rescued animals (which are also pets). In my previous creative life, I was a needlefelter. Currently, I make dimensional art with paper and cotton and recycled and re-purposed materials. I’m also working at illustration and painting - I make paintings with watercolor on muslin, and more traditional watercolor illustrations on paper. When I’m not making art, I try to keep up a kitchen garden, and I have several picture book stories and one novel manuscript on the back burner. For when the time is right.
What's with the name... and the rabbits? I don’t know exactly - but I’ve always identified with rabbits. I’ve made a lot of rabbits. Hundreds and hundreds in my needle felting time. But lately, I’ve discovered a deep love for pigs and goats and donkeys, too. The Rabbit Trail is mostly a reference to the way I try to live: simply, gently, in the moment, with as little harm to other beings as possible. Like a rabbit, you know? The writing and art I create are the faint little trails of my having been here. In time, they may disappear. Or maybe some other being will find them and smile to see the path I've worn. The Rabbit Trail is my own personal journey, a challenge to myself, and hopefully a way to give my best and be my best.