Whose that girl?

"There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it's going to be a butterfly."
-Buckminster Fuller

:: define yourself ::

Artist. Writer. Photographer. Instructor. All-Around- Smartass. Dreamer. Lover of Nature. Believer in Miracles. Collector of Words. Adores Animals, Children, Whimsy and Most-Things-Odd. Student of Life.

Listen to an interview with me by clicking here!
(Fast forward to 11 mins to skip technical troubles)

Editor's Note: (I really don't speak in the third person, ala Bob Dole -- but it was just, simpler to paste this here, than re-type it all etc. ..ha! Besides, I need to re-write it still!)

Chrysti (Christy Hydeck) is an emerging mixed media artist whose work is collected by individuals and companies across the globe. Her quirky, one-of-a-kind art has been featured in calendars, books, galleries, coffee houses, retail stores and advertisements as well as being published in both print and digital magazines. In 2004, she chose to pursue her life long dream of creating full-time. With this satisfaction came the realization that this was only the beginning and not the culmination of her creative vision.

"The world is but a canvas to the imagination."
-Henry David Thoreau

Considered an outsider artist, Chrysti lives with Bipolar Disorder, and Tourette’s Syndrome. Her work is often very personal, expressing her passion for children, family and animals as well as showing her love of whimsy, words and all things odd.

In addition, Chrysti teaches mixed-media workshops and is a contributor to Cloth, Paper, Scissors magazine. She has established and maintains several online stores and communities. She is also a promising amateur photographer.

It is Chrysti’s belief, that everyone has an artist within. It is her mission, to help inspire others find and express their own creative selves.

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"All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up."
- Pablo Picasso

“I still get wildly enthusiastic about little things... I play with leaves. I skip down the street and run against the wind.”
- Leo F. Buscaglia

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    toon4art says:

    "Chrysti is a real artist and a nice person... my kida person."

    February 25th, 2009

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    Emily Elisabeth Photography says:

    "I was absolutely blown away by Chrysti's amazingly obvious talent. She has such a wonderful touch to what she creates. I would believe it if she said she has magic in her fingers... It makes perfect sense.
    Chrysti is richly blessed with an entrancing style of art. I deeply respect her."

    December 29th, 2008

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    Tonya Ashe says:

    "Chrysti's work is inspiring and creative. I always enjoy visiting her Photostream. Her artwork is well-made with excellence. I look forward to many more inspiring visits to her Flickr pages."

    July 11th, 2008

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    Gina2424 says:

    "I don't know where I first met Chrysti, maybe ZNE, but wherever it was, she made me feel special and welcome, and not like a newbie. She is generous with her comments, her art and her 'teaching.' I am in awe of her published articles as well as her art. More incredibly, she is an outstanding photographer on top of everything else."

    December 6th, 2007

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    Nancy Baumiller says:

    "Chrysti is one talented artist! Her works just become more and more amazing! She has got tons of energy and it just rubs off on everyone, not only with her art but in her enthusiasm and jumps starts creativity and inspiration in many! Love her and her art to pieces! :)"

    July 10th, 2007

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    Izabella~ says:

    "I LOVE her!!! Chrysti is an amazing artist & such an inspiration to me!"

    November 6th, 2006

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    tsevis says:

    "Not only is she a very talented and original artist, Chrysti knows how to be the good and kind leader of a community. I admire her work and I am enjoying all her excellent art pieces."

    May 21st, 2006

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    Angela Petsis says:

    "Chrysti is such a talented and imaginative artist. When ever I come to visit her art work, I am transported to another time and place filled with magic and whimsy. Her creativity seems to know no bounds, and she is an inspiration to so many collage and mixed media artists…we all love her work!"

    May 10th, 2006

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    MyEvilTwin66 says:

    "A most creative and talented person known---then there is her art--her site, her blog all a reflection of her talent, as well!!! an overall wonderful person via the net! and here!!"

    April 28th, 2006

January 2006
Pittsburgh, PA then Raleigh, NC for 16 years
Manassas, VA, United States
I am:
Female and Taken
Artist, Photographer, Writer