I was born and raised in LA in the entertainment industry, where I managed actors and musicians for over a decade. While taking a hiatus - maybe even desperately thinking I'd forge a path in the “straight world,” one that didn’t have writers wrestling sentences in their heads or actors practicing different accents - my dad passed away. It hit me harder than anything I ever anticipated and after several months, I realized the only happiness I had was the three hours a week I spent in a creative writing class. And so, guided more by an emotional state than a business plan, I set out to recreate that space I was finding solace in. I wanted somewhere that radical artists of any kind could come and share their knowledge, while us regular people got to experience that elusive nirvana of creativity; which after what I had just experienced, seemed like the only thing that mattered. That, and being kind to others with whom our paths cross.
"The name Makers Mess came from my biggest artistic breakthrough, which was the realization that it was ok to make a mess"
Having grown up around artists and always been in some line of work that aimed to support them, Makers Mess was a natural next step, even though I never saw it coming! I’m back to being surrounded by people who walk around contemplating things like adhesive dry times, or the different flowers they could weave with.
Hoover ST Studio
Where it all started...602 Hoover St in Silverlake. The perfect little escape from the crazy business of Sunset and people that are oh-so-trendy!
This little slice of heaven was the perfect home for us to grow, laugh, cry, and dream.
It was a sad day in 2020 when we said goodbye but we had just outgrown the space and had to look forward to the bigger and brighter future ahead!
Each member of the team has spoken of driving past just to say hi and we miss you!