Author: Shannon Jeffries

An Alabama native, Shannon was born into a family of working artists and traveling musicians. Surrounded by tales of adventures told by master storytellers she quickly developed an insatiable appetite for all things expansive. When a childhood injury and subsequent surgery threatened to cripple her and left her bedridden for a year she read everything about everyplace she could get her hands on and began to dream of a life spent traveling. A favorite Aunt, an intense creative in her own right, gave her a collection of essays and artwork by Mexican born painter Frida Kahlo, Shannon was inspired to heal and begin to pursue her goals. Happily living her dreams with a special travel focus on North and Central America, Shannon earns her living as a freelance writer,painter and artist representative for the Portland based studio Bellydownstudios.com ( a community collective)

April 3, 2011
February 7, 2011