KENDRA IRVIN graduated with a Bachelors of Science degree in Organizational Management from Saint Augustine’s University. She was born in Philadelphia, PA where she spent her early formative years before moving to North Carolina. She heavily credits the foundation of her love for artful expression and the continuous need to make handcrafted art while spending time with her grandmothers. Her city paternal grandmother was a professional seamstress who made amazing fashion forward clothes for Kendra. She also crocheted and knitted beautiful scarves and sweaters. Her maternal southern grandmother hand stitched gorgeous colorful quilts using upcycled material. Both grandmothers taught Kendra about how to use color, patterns, design and upcycled materials. Kendra mostly learned from her grandmothers not to limit her creativity. Also she learned how to spread her artful wings and find creative beauty in her surroundings.