Welcome! In my personal life, I am a writer, artist, miniature-maker, idea-haver, and spontaneous-song-singer. Professionally, I am a brand consultant, marketing specialist, and a creative enchantress. With over 20 years of experience in visual identity, copywriting, and marketing, I have demonstrated success across a variety of industries and in all aspects of running a creative small business.
Who am I? I’m a Brooklyn, New York based innovator and the creator of Twig Terrariums, an award-winning plant-based company that was established in 2010. Building on my lifelong fascination with plants and miniatures, I developed a unique brand in the retail landscape, resulting in significant press, sales, & industry recognition. The New York Times described my early contributions as “...terrariums [that] marry the current rage for Victoriana with the growing interest in handmade crafts and all things do-it-yourself.” (Terrariums Make a Comeback)
My business achievements and artistic creations have been featured in The New York Times, Entrepreneur Magazine, Real Simple, Wall Street Journal, NPR, and more. I co-authored Tiny World Terrariums, a step-by-step guide to easily contained life from STC Craft & Abrams Books, 2012. I was a Featured Artist at the Museum of Art & Design for their Otherworldly exhibit, as well as Guest Artist at the American Folk Art Museum. I have conducted workshops with New York University, The New York Botanic Garden, Brooklyn Botanic Garden Continuing Ed, New York Horticultural Society, and all around the country.
You learn a lot from running a small business for ten years – in New York City, no less! My knowledge can be an asset to you. My brand management services focus on creatives, makers, artists, and small business owners. If that’s you, get in touch!
My most recent venture, Mossoleum, is a combination of my love of miniatures, oddities, junque, and crafting small worlds. Created and curated in my Brooklyn apartment, this cabinet of curiosities is a labor of love, crafting a Little Shop of Horrors from my own collection – Victorian cloches, ships-in-bottles, unique natural elements, and my own unique creations.
Artifats is a collection of fat art made by fat artists. I curate and maintain the Artifats Collection, which seeks to celebrate fat activism and fat culture through art created from the fat experience. In addition to a comprehensive resource for academics in fat studies, Artifats’ future includes curating a group show, publishing an art book, and creating a peer review forum. I am currently exploring grants for conducting a superfat-friendly artist retreat in Brooklyn, New York, which includes my brand management services that is geared for artists. This includes workshopping artist statements, crafting marketing and promotional practices, and streamlining their online presence.
Keep your eyes peeled for The Artifats Collection shop, as well as Patreon!