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I can’t recall a time in my life when I wasn’t creating.

I spent many childhood afternoons combating only-child boredom by scrawling poetry and drawings on the inside of my closet door where my mom couldn’t see my own private ‘art gallery’. When I was nine, I DIYed my first ‘business cards’ with Mr. Sketch scented markers and Mrs. Grossman’s stickers for my first ‘business’: a handmade stationary shop housed in a refashioned refrigerator box in my front yard. In fifth grade I snuck into the teacher’s lounge to self-publish my first short story on the mimeograph machine. In high school my love of making continued when I almost got getting kicked out of my Catholic girls’ high school for submitting nude sketches for the student art show. A post-undergrad summer spent on the Venice Beach boardwalk hawking my paintings to tourists led to…

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  • Born on September 23
  • Joined January 14, 2009

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About

HELLO!

I can’t recall a time in my life when I wasn’t creating.

I spent many childhood afternoons combating only-child boredom by scrawling poetry and drawings on the inside of my closet door where my mom couldn’t see my own private ‘art gallery’. When I was nine, I DIYed my first ‘business cards’ with Mr. Sketch scented markers and Mrs. Grossman’s stickers for my first ‘business’: a handmade stationary shop housed in a refashioned refrigerator box in my front yard. In fifth grade I snuck into the teacher’s lounge to self-publish my first short story on the mimeograph machine. In high school my love of making continued when I almost got getting kicked out of my Catholic girls’ high school for submitting nude sketches for the student art show. A post-undergrad summer spent on the Venice Beach boardwalk hawking my paintings to tourists led to nearly a decade designing prints and imagery for my clothing line in my twenties. Creating has been not only been present but been a driving factor in everything I’ve done.

While I juggled running my clothing line, teaching art and crafts to hundreds of children and adults in my own brick and mortar workshop space and other schools, and getting a master's degree in English, I co-founded Patchwork Show: Modern Makers Festival.

Now, I’m still co-producing Patchwork Show (and illustrating posters for the events), Craftcation: Business + Makers Conference as well as our Dear Handmade Life blog and creating design and illustration work at Nicole Stevenson Studio.

Working with clients on editorial work, branding, commercial illustrations or custom invitations or portraits allows me to experience and interpret the world through my client’s eyes and reimagine it in my own style. My personal work like exploring my life through working in my sketchbook helps me connect to the world around me and imprint my experience and story on the page through drawing, painting, mixed media collage and printing.

Head over to my shop for custom illustrated people or pet portraits, watercolor portraits, watercolor or illustrated house portraits and invitations or view my portfolio to see more.

When I’m not working, you may find me breaking up scuffles between my dog and two chickens, couch crafting while watching a film I’ve seen too many times to count, playing guitar with my husband, sitting in my backyard with good friends and a margarita while playing Cards Against Humanity or squeezing in time for a quick trip to a lovely place where people are scarce and trees are not.

-Nicole Stevenson

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