Born and raised in Calgary, AB., I grew up in a very artistic environment and was always encouraged to express myself creatively. I never identified with the world of art and instead went to University and acquired a degree in Kinesiology and began a Masters in Clinical Exercise Physiology. After contributing 2 years of research to the University of British Columbia, it was time to head home and get a 'real job', only it didn't take place quite as I imagined it would. Gypsy Skulls was born as a procrastination tactic that completely took over my life in the most amazing way possible. Taking an old school art form that I learned from my grandmother and giving it a modern twist, pressed flowers took on a whole new meaning for me and I couldn't be more grateful!
Creating for me is an outlet. It affords me the opportunity to let go and just be in that moment and see what happens. Sometimes the results are terrible and I love that just as much. It always provides a good laugh. Sometimes, you create the most beautiful thing in the world and I can hardly believe that this creation came from me. Each piece is an expression of me in some way and I love that people identify with that.
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