My passion towards all aspects of the creative process started long before I knew it happened.  I spent close to two decades in various low-income countries in Latin America, and creating was my way to live in the moment amongst the harsh living conditions and suffering that surrounded me.  Despite these conditions, I found inspiration in many aspects of everyday life.  Growing up in these countries made me appreciate all that I had, and to realize what is truly important in life.  Following one’s true dreams and helping those in need along the way so that they too may realize their true potential became my calling.  Creating is my way to live life and has become my way to give back.  In honor of this belief, a portion of the company proceeds will be donated to UNICEF, which helps protect children by eradicating extreme poverty and preventable diseases. 

If you don’t find me creating or running the business at my home studio, you will find me in nature walking my super happy dog, hiking and biking, or in the colder winter months, I find peace in yoga, cooking and just hanging out with those I love.  No matter what time of the year or day, I always find myself in awe of the beauty that is this Earth.

I vow to be true to my authentic self and follow my spirit without fear.  

Helen Chen