Growing up (as well as today), I was immersed in the artistic community. At the age of three, my parents enrolled me into ballet, which grew into an entire portfolio of various extensions of dance. In high school, I went on to attend dance intensives in the Midwest and Pacific Northwest areas for a few weeks at a time, while continuing to foster my creative love for the arts locally. I continued my dance education in college- teaching, choreographing, and attending classes at a community studio. College was also the beginning of my poetry and abstract painting experience. I later took all of the arts with me to Chicago, where I pursued a post-graduate education in Psychology. (This is where I would eventually see the opportunity to create my own path creatively and purposefully, and forego completion of my doctorate program in lieu of something more in line with the work I currently complete.)
The decision my parents made when I was three would be the spark to fuel the creative expression I possess today.
A Blend of Psychology.
Throughout my life, I have always been an introspective deep thinker. I practically came out of the womb asking the "why's" of today, and always wanted to know the purpose behind what stood in front of me. This inherent desire to think deeply and live purposefully, led me into obtaining an educational background in psychology. (I currently have a Bachelor's in Psychology and Certifications in Holistic Life Coaching + Design Psychology.) More importantly, it positioned me for the business I have cultivated today.
The Final Product.
Along my lifestyle journey, I used art (writing, painting, movement) as a way of exploring, navigating, and communicating my thoughts, feelings, and ideas. I related to, and expressed, life through colors, textures, tempos, adjectives, and line. I embraced the knowledge that creative expression was how I communicate most effectively with myself and with you.
The business you see in front of you today is the perfect blend of lifestyle, psychology, art, and the personal me. Within the Home Decor branch of BP Lifestyle + Design, I have cultivated a space for the artist (myself) and collector (you), to coexist within the finished product of a custom piece. It is my hope you will see something in the collection that speaks to you personally, or this blurb before you, will inspire you to have a custom piece created just for you and your life experience + moment.