Shop Girl is a highly caffeinated maker, a mama, a sister, a daughter, a friend. I am full of ideas and have had the privilege of stepping into a number of fabulous "dream jobs" over the years. Art teacher, Art Director, Event planner, Sculptors apprentice, Set designer, Window dresser, Freelance writer and Gallery represented artist. In many ways I am still all of these things, assignments come and go, but this represents exactly who I am - a creative professional. (or as I like to say, a professional five year old)
Like the animals I represent with textiles, Shop Girl is a country mouse at heart working in the city. I grew up in the country, went to a "farm school", have friends that are farmers, met my husband at the county fair (for goodness sake)....but love city shops and have a passion for small businesses, artists, artisans, makers of all kinds.
These urban animals are symbolic to me, (and possibly only me), of the need to blend in, while being quite obviously out of place. Also like the deer who would not quite fit back into the forest (or the farm) we have seen the world, and like many parts of it.....so we will keep our rose-colored glasses firmly affixed as we look about the city and search for the beauty and creativity within.
Blending my love of construction with my love of dolls, I am launching a line of City Shop Blocks and Doll Houses. Coming Soon!
9810 Plum Brook Lane
Cleveland, Ohio 44149