A Place To Create
With the outpouring of help and support I received every step of the way, how can I not want to help shape the community that shaped me? My studio offers screenprinting workshops taught by myself as well as hosting events with creative both locally and nationally. Speaking events, workshops, open house events and so much more are planned to help people get out of their rut, push themselves into new places or just have a place to keep current skills sharp.
Those who know me know I am a people person. I thrive on personal contact, stories, helping people reach their potential and making connections. 5 min of real conversation can spark the idea that changes a life. So having a place that is an open door to that conversation or an inspiration incubator if you will, was hugely important to me. Hey, it's just me in a 1750sq. ft. studio so filling it with conversation and ideas, painting the walls with thoughts and dreams and blue sky what-ifs was a component of opening this studio when it was just an idea in my head. If I am here the door is open. You are welcome to walk in and set up for the day. Let's hang out!
For 15 years I was holed up in a bedroom office and largely worked alone. Never again. I need to be around people who want to grow and push the envelope. Helping people reignite the creativity we are all born with but seem to lose along the way of life telling us to grow up, get a real job, make money, you are not good enough. I started a journey of personal and professional reinvention a few years ago and this studio was always that big idea that seemed unattainable. But when I said the idea out loud, when I gave it over to the universe it shouted back - DO IT! So I did. With the help of a lot of friends. So in the spirit of that I want this studio to be a place where new friends are made and all those crazy-ass ideas in our heads can have life.