TessaMayeMakesThings

Handmade gifts & original artwork

Dexter, Oregon · 0 Sales

TessaMayeMakesThings

Handmade gifts & original artwork

Dexter, Oregon 0 Sales On Etsy since 2017

TessaMayeMakesThings is taking a short break

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Note from shop owner This project of mine is temporarily on hold as I pursue others & work on new ideas. Thank you for the support!

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Apr 15, 2018

This project of mine is temporarily on hold as I pursue others & work on new ideas. Thank you for the support!

Tessa Noel

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Tessa Noel

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Using Dreams to Live

The first answer I ever had for, "What do you want to be when you grow up?" was "artist." I loved getting my hands absolutely filthy with paint; I loved matching up different patterns and colors in complex and intriguing combinations (mostly on my body); I loved taking what I saw inside me and turning it into something tangible. I could find wonder in anything. And I wanted to be joined with it.

Fast forward to age twenty-one: I was in my second year of studying for a degree in theology/education... and I was miserable. I lost more hope in the possibility of living creatively the longer time went on. Soon, I started wondering: if I couldn't live the life I wanted... did I want to live life at all?

After a surprise trip became a fulfilled dream, I started learning to hope again. I started believing that dreams were meant to be used to live, and that my job was to be here to see them and live them. And after a few counseling appointments and many conversations with people who loved me, my second year of university became my last-- I left to begin pursuing the life I wanted.

I now write, paint, and make music from home. I am the happiest and healthiest I've ever been. This shop is a vessel I get to use to live creatively and pursue one of my passions, and I am so grateful for it. I am so grateful for dreams, and that we get to use them.

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    I make things & I love Spider-Man. @misstessamaye on everything

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