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About HoneyshadeStudio

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It all begin with a knife.

A tiny studio apartment.
A kitchen cutting board.
A dull blade.

It all started on the floor of my studio apartment just out of college. After hearing my Grandma was diagnosed with her 5th cancer, I spent hours hunched over my kitchen cutting board, slicing away tiny shreds of paper with a dull blade. I wanted a card that meant more than "get well" or "thinking of you". I wanted a card that symbolized a lifetime of memories and love that she could admire for the rest of her life. I finished with a 3D windmill. You can see the story here: https://www.reddit.com/r/somethingimade/comments/347qff/

To this day, the windmill sits on my Grandpa's bookshelf.

While I set out to inspire and surprise my Grandma, I too found inspiration and now I can't stop creating! Each creation is handmade in my Colorado home studio.

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    I'm a geographer and writer, but most importantly, I’m a maker. I live in Colorado with my husband and two sons.

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