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Hi there! My name is Mykky (pronounced my-key) and I'm a designer, taiko drummer, crafter and observer of life all mixed into one. I come from a very creative family so it's not surprising that it rubbed off on me. As a kid, I was always surrounded by some form of art followed with art lessons. Music, dance, voice, ceramics, sewing, craft classes - you name it, I probably took it.

Thankfully, my learning didn't just stem from the classroom. I had my own personal teachers at home. I learned to draw through my dad and I learned crochet/sewing through my mom and grandmother (...ooh and a kooky crochet teacher from Spain who taught classes at my community center in Chicago).

Then as life tends to do, I experienced a warp in time and my creativity was put on hold. I had to do all the "adult" things in life like graduate…

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  • Joined March 22, 2009

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Yarn, paper, crayola crayons, buttons, beads, ribbon, felt, sewing machine, fabric, paint, markers, Mac

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About

Hi there! My name is Mykky (pronounced my-key) and I'm a designer, taiko drummer, crafter and observer of life all mixed into one. I come from a very creative family so it's not surprising that it rubbed off on me. As a kid, I was always surrounded by some form of art followed with art lessons. Music, dance, voice, ceramics, sewing, craft classes - you name it, I probably took it.

Thankfully, my learning didn't just stem from the classroom. I had my own personal teachers at home. I learned to draw through my dad and I learned crochet/sewing through my mom and grandmother (...ooh and a kooky crochet teacher from Spain who taught classes at my community center in Chicago).

Then as life tends to do, I experienced a warp in time and my creativity was put on hold. I had to do all the "adult" things in life like graduate from college and the whole bit but I think I'm back where I'm supposed to be - back in touch with putting my creativity to some use. Honestly what was I thinking, putting it away for so long?!

For the most part I tend to doodle, sketch, draw, paint, sew, crochet and design. I can’t help it, it's in my blood - I love to live creatively. My work is inspired by constantly observing life and the various things around me. I like transforming all the mundane things in life and putting my own little spin on them. They aren’t so bad if you give them a little heart. I think everything has a heart once you find where it is.

I'm a sucker for cute “kawaii” things, unique styles of art, made in japan anything, my little dogs, funky shoes, handbags, hot cocoa, dark chocolate, peanut butter jelly sandwiches and Snoopy. I love getting lost in craft stores and getting excited about paper, beads, yarn, buttons, stickers and new ideas. Oh and yeah, I play Taiko (Japanese drums) - I guess that's pretty obvious huh? :)

If I could sit down and have coffee with any three artists it would have to be:
1. Charles M. Schulz (creator of Snoopy)
2. Walt Disney (creator of Mickey Mouse)
3. Yuko Shimizu (creator of Hello Kitty)

I'm a strong believer in loving what you do. If you follow your heart and your dreams with passion you'll always succeed.

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a good dose of happy + a dash of heart = Mykky
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Thank you for visiting and for supporting my work!

"Passion is in all great searches and is necessary to all creative endeavors."
~W. Eugene

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All characters/crafts/products in the my shop feature my original art and designs. All my work is designed by me and protected by law. ™ & © 2007-2014 Mykky.

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