Hi, my name is Ellen Kathleen Smith. I live in Washington State with my husband and our backyard chickens.
I like to be creative. I am a high school art teacher so I dabble in many different mediums, but I lean toward fiber arts, drawing/illustration, and watercolor. Sometimes images and colors don’t quite capture what I’m feeling or trying to say, so I write poetry too. I have competed at the National Poetry Slam and my poetry appears in a number of publications, which is pretty cool.
In 2010 I started riding my bicycle long distances. I’ve ridden across America three times, raising funds and awareness for a number of causes. Now I am well on my way to completing my goal of riding my bike in all 50 states. My experiences on and off the bike influence my writing and artwork.
This website is meant to be the place where these 3 major passions – art, poetry, and cycling – will live simultaneously. Have a look around and then say hi! I’d love to hear from you. Start with the form below, or connect with me on instagram @ellenksmith.