I am an artist, a maker, and a coach.
Growing up I was often told that I was too sensitive, that my first love, art, wasn’t a “real job,” and that I should find something more practical to pursue. I spent many years struggling to find my authentic voice and purpose. I thought I needed to have a single vision with only one area of focus.
For years I bounced around my many different interests, but struggled to find my voice. I was a frustrated creative with a long list of unfulfilling jobs.
It took me a while to realize that my superpower is that I love doing many different things, talking with a variety of people, and being passionate about multiple projects at the same time! I had to learn how to be empathetic towards myself, heal my inner wounds, and honor my own unique gifts.
I started crafting at an early age, and began selling my crafted goods in high school. I officially launched my art and accessories business in 2003, when I received my first big order of 200 knitted hats and scarves. In 2009, I created Button Club as a way to collaborate with other artists, and bring miniature works of art to mailboxes all over the world.
I am always exploring new things to make. I love being able to take a creative project from initial idea to completion. I also care deeply about my own growth and evolution and have studied energy healing since 2004. I’ve worked with traditional therapists and coaches. I’ve learned that I do best with a mix of different sources and that there is no “one-size-fits-all” solution to growth and healing.
When I was graduating from college, where I studied Literature, Black Studies and Book Arts, I included this quote on my graduation announcement (printed on letterpress with paper I made myself, of course):
“It doesn’t matter what activity anyone chooses. If you take any activity, any art, any discipline, any skill, take it and push it as far as it will go, push it beyond where it has ever been before, push it to the wildest edge of edges, then you force it into the realm of magic. And it doesn’t matter what it is that you select, because when it has been pushed far enough it contains everything else.“ Tom Robbins
This quote is still true for me today. I care about the magic that comes from pushing ourselves to the wildest edge of edges. I love being able to share my intuitive and empathic gifts with others through art and coaching.
The Goods - Every item is hand crafted, and completely unique! Expect slight variations in style and color from what is depicted in these pictures. Yarn, bead, and image colors can change from batch to batch, and computer displays vary, so use the color pictures as guidelines. Many pieces are custom made to order.
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I strongly support eduction and social justice. Proceeds have been donated to the following organizations:
CHILDREN OF SHELTERS
MUSEUM OF THE AFRICAN DIASPORA
YEARBA BUENA CENTER FOR THE ARTS
I am currently donating 10% of my profits on certain items!
Proceeds from the Limited Edition Seed Bead Earrings Collection will be donated to ILLUMINATIVE, and proceeds from the Love Prints Collection will be donated to BLMP (Black LGBTQIA + Migrant Proect).