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As far back as I can remember, I have been an artistic person... from drawing cartoon characters as a young child to excelling in my high school art classes, in all different mediums. For a while I enjoyed decorating my house and helping my friends with theirs... but it all changed in 2008, my first trip to Burning Man!

I found Burning Man late 2007 after that year's burn, and thought it sounded like something I needed to experience. The excitement of preparing a dome, a PVC bicycle, and many costumes over that summer couldn't have prepared me for the joy that I experienced when I finally got there! I was hooked! And each year it gets even better! Unfortunately my costumes were not warm... wearing hardly anything during the day was fine, but I froze my butt off at night! As soon as I returned to the default world I made myself a furry coat for the next year... and then another... and then another! My husband and my friends just loved the coats and suggested that I open an online shop and sell them. So I did! OffBeatWEAR was born in the spring of 2009 and it's been a rewarding journey for me! In 2010 we started selling our furry frocks in our local Burner store Prism Magic. I absolutely love making costumes, and making them for Burners has been so rewarding! I offer playa pick-up and that makes it possible to meet some of my customers who are some of the most wonderful people!

OffBeatWEAR has been a dream come true for me... making a living as an office assistant wasn't good for my soul, making a living creating works of art has truly made me happy and I have all of you to thank for it! Sunkist



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