ARTside My Box

Youngstown, Ohio | 155 Sales


ARTside My Box

Youngstown, Ohio 155 Sales On Etsy since 2015

5 out of 5 stars (53)

Announcement   Select from our unique painted and hand-carved boxes. Place your order today!


Last updated on Nov 23, 2017

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

ARTside My Box

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These are 3 of the swan figure music boxes available on ARTside My Box shop. Get one before they "fly" off the shelf.


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 the avenue available to create a new career.

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)
2012 - 2018

Woodwind Medic (woodwind instrument repair)
2013 - present

Hello My Goodbuys (consignment sales)
2014 - 2016

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

Creative Coaching Company (online training)
2015 - present

Transform to Triumph (online consultation)
2016 - present

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

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

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