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Popham beach photo boy looking out to the ocean
Street in Bath at sunset red
Bar Harbor Cadilac Mountain boy jumping from one rock to another
Dad and boy wading in water Lowell's Cove Maine
Dog living in Maine loves eating and playing with oysters
young boys at Reid State Park in Georgetown standing near a tree black and white
portrait of Karen Dsilva
family selfie at Popham Beach Maine
young boy standing on hands in the ocean Popham Beach Maine
close up of hand with pink nail polish holding raw oyster

I was an art kid. I remember going to girl scout camp, and while everyone was swimming and taking nature walks, I was knee-deep in the river bed making clay bowls. It's been years since I've touched clay. Though I spent years being creative in marketing and commercial photography jobs, I had forgotten how much I enjoyed creating. Who knew the search for a plate I could love would lead me back to a life that brought a new sense of meaning and purpose?


Making oyster plates won't solve the world's problems, but there is much power in people having the courage to shine. In 2015 we left Brooklyn for Maine; we leapt out of our comfort zone and took a risk - all in the name of discovering our best life. Finding my way back to making stuff has been the best gift. I'd be lying if I said that getting to where I am has not been a struggle. Being daring enough to stick with this crazy thought has taught me so much about who I am. 

And what's been the icing on the cake - to see people around me cheering me on. What is that saying? When we tell the story of the mountain we climbed - your words, your challenges, your triumphs... they become the stepping stones for their story. 

I look around and see successful small creative businesses, and I think - that can be me. I want to wake up every day and do something that makes me want to jump out of bed. That's the dream. For my sons, my husband, my family, and friends, I want them to see me as someone who has forged a life custom tailored for me. I want them to see me as successful and happy. Look. Mom thought up a crazy idea, and she is actually doing it. 

Thanks for checking out my site. Drop me a line. Would love to hear from you.

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