ARTside My Box

Youngstown, Ohio

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Last updated on Mar 17, 2019

Select from our unique painted, hand-carved boxes and musical themed gifts. Place your order today!


ARTside My Box

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ARTside My Box


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About ArtsideMyBox

Sales 219
On Etsy since 2015

Breaking the Barrier

When I was 12, I decided I wanted to be a teacher and pursued the avenue of art education after graduating from High School. Throughout the 1980s and early 1990s, I reached my goal as a public school art teacher. It was a great adventure for my students and me.

Because I didn't conform and fit into the institutional box, I decided to "retire" from that the Public School educational environment in 1992. I began teaching privately and subsequently founded a private art studio/school (Cygnet Studios, Inc) that thrived into the mid 2000s. Along the way I developed several other branches of business in art, music and lastly -- coffee.

My long-standing, community centered career which consisted of several successful businesses, was destroyed in 2011 partly through predatory placed businesses but ultimately through domestic violence. I was forced to flee and close my cherished company. The transition has been challenging; however, my return to creativity through craft is one way available to create a new career.

Here’s the good news!

I am reintroducing some favorite designs from the 1990s and developing new ideas for Etsy.

Here is a list of some of the companies I founded.

Cygnet Studios / Paint your Pottery (art/music studio/ceramic decorating):
1987 - 2011 (destroyed 2011)

Conewago Coffeehouse:
2006 - 2011 (destroyed 2011)

Woodwind Medic (woodwind instrument repair)
2013 - present

Artside My Box (artwork and hand crafted boxes)
2015 - present

Creative Coaching Company (online mentoring)
2015 - present

Transform to Triumph (online coaching)
2016 - present

OH Baked (Bakery):
2017 - present - see our Etsy shop

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  • Artside My Box


    mARTi is an artist, musician, entrepreneur -- now turned artisan baker

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    Youngstown, OH

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