Born in Athens, Greece where I was given the name Eleni, I always knew I wanted to be an artist. Inspired by my mother’s skill with intricate embroidery, my Yia-Yia’s talents for making lace, and my grandmother’s love of crafting, my passion grew as I did. It didn’t hurt that I was showered with accolades from art teachers as well as support and praise from my family.
After college I worked in the fast paced world of advertising, while I spent every spare moment exploring every artistic medium I could get my hands on. But it wasn’t until I picked up a book on hand-stitched felt projects that the lightbulb went off that lit the path to the medium that would define me as an artist.
10 years later I continue to transform expectations of what felt can do by creating all kinds of felty goodness from hand-stitched personalized dolls to pop culture inspired fine art pieces.
I was raised in Poughkeepsie, NY and currently live in Atlanta, GA with my hilarious husband, adorable son, inspirational mother and two super needy cats.
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