Dandiewinks was originally created in remembrance of my spirit babies: Calvin Phoenix, Rainbow, and Gaelen Evangeline. They now have two living brothers, Charlie Bastian and Samuel Rain, and another sister-in-heaven, Pixel Clementine. This is for all of my children.
The name Dandiewinks comes from the words dandelions (or dandies) and winks. Dandelions for their delicate beauty and for the way they carry wishes through the wind. Winks for those small glimpses and signs of light and love that keep us connected to those we care about.
My babies have given me the gift of creative conviction, and it’s my hope that Dandiewinks will allow me to share this gift with others.
About Me: Hello, My name is Crystal Theresa
The quick version: I am a creative who is exploring motherhood, spirituality, grief, food, and semi-crunchy living from her apartment in San Francisco.
I like the aural aesthetics of words.
I like the visual aesthetics of art & design.
I like creating—
out of curiosity,
out of the need to express and emote in tangible forms,
out of the desire to help people in a creative way.
Everything comes down to the story, for me, and the various ways you can tell it. My work includes:
- writing — copywriting, fiction, poetry, lyrical fiction, lyrics, prose poems, this blog, and just prose in general
- web and print design
- painting and drawing
- photography and digital editing
- handmade pendants
- Virtual remembrance cupcakes
I’m married to my high school sweetheart.
Louie is my homie-lover-[best]-friend.
He is an amazing artist.
He helps me with projects and informs my creativity.