| Boutique arts and crafts
Media: Books + Paper, Jewelry + Beads, Mixed-Media
Joy Street Studios
86 Joy Street 103
MAP # 92
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Kimmi Co - Created Simply
Open Sunday May 4th, only!
I started Kimmi Co almost 20 years ago when my grandmother gave me my first sewing machine. I started making artist bears, but quickly branched into a million different mediums. Some things stick, some do not. Admittedly, I have some kind of craft A.D.D. because I can't seem to focus on any one medium. I make: handbags, jewelry, handmade cards, pastel drawings, Zentangle, digital and mixed media collage, watercolor, and painted tiles. I like clean lines, bold, bright colors, and simple design.
I'm a scientist by trade with a BS in Biology, 20+ years in Biotech, and a high tech MBA, but being creative is my passion. I come from a long line of talented people including a seamstress and lover of fabrics, a famous Chicago artist (Geraldine McCullough), a welder, a published writer and playwright, and a puzzle whiz. What can I say, creative thinking runs in the family.
Being a single Mom, it can be tough for me to find time to be creative, but when I found my studio in the Joy St. Studios building, I feel like I finally have a place where the creative flow comes naturally. The space is bright and colorful and oozes creative inspiration.
I hope you'll stop by during SOS, however, I will only be there on Sunday. I'll have my own work as well as some of my grandmother's pieces for sale. No pressure to buy, just come on in and feel the creativity...oh, and I'll have snacks.