Hello there!

Thanks for visiting. I'm Miranda, homeschooling mama to Fiona, Elsa, and Greta, stepmom to Elijah, and partner to Sheldon. We are currently living in Fell's Point, a quaint waterfront neighborhood in downtown Baltimore, while dreaming of finding an old house and a few acres of land to set up our own sustainable homestead. Thank you for visiting!


I'd love to hear from you! Please contact me with professional inquiries (or just to say hi!) at hello@mirandamakes.com.


A bit more about me: I graduated in 2005 from Maryland Institute College of Art with a BFA in graphic design and a concentration in painting. Less than a month after graduation, I met my future husband, Sheldon, and got my first "real job" (in the same week!) at a local graphic design studio where I acted as senior designer with clients ranging from the United Way of Central Maryland to Hybrid Development Group.

In 2007, I became a wife and stepmother when Sheldon and I eloped in Edinburgh, Scotland. That same year, we bought our family home in Fell's Point. As if full-on adulthood couldn't come fast enough, in 2009, I gave birth to our first daughter Fiona and found my true calling as a mother. I then chose to stay home while providing illustration and design services to a select group of local, family-oriented companies and organizations, including aMuse Toys and Downtown Baltimore Family Alliance.

In 2011, our family grew to five when I gave birth to our second daughter, Elsa. Having a lifelong affinity for taking on more than I can handle, shortly thereafter, I grew my business to include custom illustrations and art prints when I opened my Etsy Shop, House Love Shop. To my amazement, my house portraits caught on quite quickly, and became a big part of my business. Over the course of three years, I completed over 250 house portraits and was included in dozens of print and online publications.

In August 2014, we welcomed our third daughter, Greta. These days, much of my energy is focused on caring for and homeschooling my children, spending time in nature, and returning to my fine art roots.

 

 

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A Normal Parent's Guide to Homeschooling
on Deadspin

Oh Joy! for Nod
on Oh Joy!

Aisle Style Gifts
in Baltimore Bride

Holiday Gift Guide
in Baltimore City Paper

Custom House Portraits
on Design Mom

Inspiring Idea: Home Portraits
on Apartment Therapy

Why We Stay
on the DBFA Blog

Creative Family Series
with Jennifer Cooper