ABOUT MEG

Mom, wife, creative. I work hard, I live and laugh even harder. I wipe runny noses, I patch clothes and skinned knees. I provide good food, good laughs, and lots of love to my family. I cook, I clean. I do it again (and again). I listen, though sometimes I could probably be a better listener. I teach, I guide, I support.

I observe, I process, I create. I attempt to tell the stories of my perspective through my work.

I have always had a love and passion for the arts. Even before I could read, I was quilting with mu Gram on a custom built hand quilting frame. Throughout grade school, I spent much of my free time taking courses in photography and the fine arts at various schools in NYC. I spent the first 3 years of my college education studying at The School for the Museum of Fine Arts and Tufts University in Boston. I finished my eductation at Penn State with a degree in Human Development and Family Studies with a focus in Youth, Children, and Families. My career started as a teacher, but after the birth of my first child, I began my career as a professional photographer.

My career was short, but rewarding. After a Traumatic Brain Injury and suffering from Post Concussion Syndrome and Occipital Neuralgia, my time as a Professional Photographer ended, but not before I contributed to countless websites and blogs in the online community, created a large stock image portfolio, and had my work displayed in various galleries and shows around the country.

My injury left me searching for a creative outlet, and thus my journey with sewing and quilting began. I haven't looked back, and I cannot wait to see where this adventure takes me in 2017 and beyond!

Thank you for visiting Tea & Brie.

The Workspace

I live with my husband, 3 girls, 4 cats (ok, 3 cats. One of them is an outdoor cat, and we are feeding her and paying her vet bills, so she counts), 1 hamster, and 1 crayfish. Our home is in a suburban community not far from NYC.

My studio space is located in our home, and it is an ongoing work-in-progress. What started out as a small desk pushed into the corner of a room in 2013 has slowly evolved into a fully functioning studio over the past 4 years! My space used to take up about 8% of our childrens' playroom. I now use about 90% of the space, and all that is left of my kids' toys is a small lego table in a portion of the room that I don't use.

When we decided to turn the playroom into a functioning studio, I did not limit my vision to just my work. I kept the needs of my entire family in mind, and now we have a space that all 5 of us can work in together. What was once the least utilized room in our home has become the busiest!

I wouldn't have it any other way.

Personal Aesthetic

If I had to sum up my personal style, I would say that it is current, bright, and modern with traditional flare. I have very eclectic taste, and some of my work comes across as classic and traditional, while other pieces can be considered modern, and others still can be called minimalist. I am constantly being influenced by my personal experiences, and I try to allow that to reflect in my work.

I hope that you are able to take some time to explore, and in doing so, you will find a reason to stick around.

Happy Sewing!

Meg

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