Artified Junk Rescue came about in 2016, mainly as a hobby, but I realized people really liked the stuff I was making and not many people were upcycling and repurposing the type of unique pieces that I do. I’ve always been an artist in some way over the years, whether it’s fine art, photography, or upcycling, like I do now. Art has always been a healthy, creative outlet for me, and in particular with Artified Junk Rescue, it helped heal from a dark period in my life.
I love the thrill of the hunt, wandering around antique, vintage, thrift stores or flea markets, looking for “junk” that I can make into a treasure. I love to travel and wherever I am, I am always rescuing discarded vintage pieces and antiques. Most recently I have started working with live edge wood, epoxy resin and fractal wood burning.
My passion is preserving history, traveling to historic places near and far, clean eating, raising my girls to be strong, confident and kind, working hard to grow my small business and and supporting other small businesses.
I just got married and together we have 5 kids, 4 dogs and 2 cats. I work full time and repurpose junk to make ends meet. My girls sometimes help and traipse along with me through vintage stores, helping me pick out my treasures. (As long as I bribe them with ice cream!)
Learn a little bit more about me in the video below!