I’m originally from a suburban town in New York. I miss the stonewalls and mountains now that I am living on flat prairie land.
I moved to Tulsa for graduate school 10 years ago and I fell in love with Tulsa’s friendly art community and the city’s vibrant growth. I’m a happy Okie-transplant and proudly call Tulsa my home.
I’m from a family of makers. My grams taught me to sew, my brother and dad weld sculptures out of scrap metal, my cousins are both visual artists, my husband is a talented photographer and my mom taught me everything I know about making jewelry. And truth be told, she was the one who first introduced me to Steampunk!
I love giving handmade gifts and truly enjoy art at its most tactile level. Like all crafty-minded folk, I dabble in a lot of things–sewing, knitting, all kinds of jewelry making, shadowbox art, painting & sketching. But my true love is Steampunk art because it allows me to express my passion and curiosity with old things. I grew up going to flea markets every weekend and “dumpster diving” with my mom and grams. History was right in front of me, ready to examined and explored.
Passive Juice Motel‘s quirky dolls, Heather Sleightholm Folk Art‘s folk art, Weather + Noise‘s screen printed tea towels, Death of a Witch‘s photography, Mark Gibson Music, Therarganics‘s lemon poppy seed soap, Okie Dirt‘s wood Adirondack chairs, Urban Wine Works‘s robust reds, the Phoenix Coffee Shop, and Antoinette Baking Co.