My name’s Nicole and I am the maker behind Miskunn.
For as long as I can remember I wanted to own my own business. My grandmother worked hard to open her own salon, my father is a musician, and my mother, an artist. Being my own boss was instilled in me early on and I’m so very glad that it was.
I remember being a child drawing up ideas for my own clothing line. I remember picking up paints and deciding that I was going to be an artist. Then taking dance classes and deciding I was going to be a professional dancer.. then a gymnast.. then a singer.. then a violinist.
My grandmother always told me that who we are is entirely up to us and if we want to create a future for ourselves, even if it seems unrealistic, it can be done. Those words drive my work and my life.
I love knowing that there is no “one path” to take. Today you can be a knitwear designer, tomorrow you can take hip hop dance classes, then yoga, then run a marathon, then learn to paint, then compete in singing competitions.
I think too many of us doubt what we’re capable of. We try something and feel like whatever we decide to do is where we have to be for the rest of our lives, but that just isn’t true.
Miskunn allows me to express so much creativity – It allows me to get ideas out of my head and into the hands of other people – It’s such an amazing thing and I absolutely love being able to do it. But even still, I don’t feel stuck with Miskunn. I don’t feel like I have to love it every moment of every day for it to be something good. And I definitely don’t feel like it’s my only option in life.
We are all more complicated than one single venture, one outlet, one hobby – We all have so much to give – And I think we should spend our lives exploring those things.
Miskunn is one of those things for me, and from the bottom of my heart, I’m so thankful to be here exploring it with you.