I am also a snowboarding, mountain biking, camping, off-roading, Jeep girl [o|||||||o] who loves Electronic Dance Music and dancing with my headphones on. I am a proud atheist/agnostic/ pantheist and I collect wine corks, animal skulls, old chairs and ashtrays. Staring at the stars makes me happy, as does driving my jeep on the beach in Cape Hatteras North Carolina. I am happiest when I am in my workshop building who knows what. It doesn't matter. As long as I am building something.
My love of creating interesting spaces and props started at a young age. From foam cities and 5' knights of amour made of tin foil at the age of 9 to my own personal Barbie world - it was all really the beginning for a career path i had no idea i was embarked on.
Somehow my brain took to design. Where does it come from? Is it embedded in us? I ask myself this question, as i have no formal design training. But there is something about visual arts that i connect with on a deeper level.
Eventually the entertainment industry took its toll on me and i switched gears when i saw a job opening for real estate staging designers. I spent 6 years as a creative director, home staging expert, marketing director, graphic designer & photographer. I never realized how creative real estate could be. Granted, i worked with a very creative team. It has been one of the best jobs anyone could have the pleasure of doing. I worked full time with the company for almost 6 years, but then I became a mother. Working with a small child and a 2 hour commute took its toll.
I was consumed with the daily ritual. Wake up. Do a million and one tasks to get the child to daycare and get to work. Work like a crazy maniac all day (that is real estate) and commute home in horrible traffic. Weekends consisted of laundry, cleaning, grocery shopping and other horrible things. I found myself being negative, pissed and losing touch with the positive side of life. I simply forgot to stop and eat the roses. Yes I know it is supposed to say smell. That's the point silly!
And that brought me to yet another life change. I still work with the real estate team on the side, but recently I packed my family up and moved to the middle of the countryside in West Virginia. I am taking some time for myself to explore my creative side and see where life takes me.
So i started this blog project as a way for me to share my creations & designs, my amazing new home, my glorious and ridiculous chickens, my unconventional and drunken cooking, & my newest obsession and adventure into photography, haunted house design, EDM festivals, art installations and the world of videography.