It seems like I’ve been creating my whole life. My Mother was an avid crafter and I spent most of my childhood by her side. We made everything from earrings out of peanuts…to birds out of turds…to hurricane lamps out of flea market dishes. We were always doing something artistic and I’m so thankful for all of the good times we shared together over the years. There was always something to look forward to and I couldn’t wait to see what our next project would be!
As an adult, life took me in a different direction. I went to work for a large corporation, but more often than not, when the work day was over, you could still find me at the kitchen table creating. When I became a mother, the tradition continued. I was inspired to start Korena Loves by a desire to do something I truly loved and to spend more time with my family. Leaving my briefcase and PowerPoint behind was a giant leap of faith, but one worth taking and I haven’t regretted a single moment. I enlisted my daughter as my partner in crime and we set up shop.
The artist community brings people together in ways I couldn’t have imagined. So many treasures to share, so many treasures to find, but the biggest treasure of all are the many kindred spirits we meet along the way. Spending our days surrounded by expressions of faith, hope and love is our business and our joy. We hope the pieces we make will bring joy to those who wear and receive them as well.
Gena & Kori ♥ Korena Loves