Hello! My name is Amy, creator of HollyWood & Twine. I want to thank you for visiting my shop where you'll find an wide selection of hand painted wood signs and hilarious coffee mugs.
My studio is located near the historic intersection of Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street. For years, I’ve been infatuated with this city and how many dreams have come true here. I decided to make my own dream come true and start my woodworking shop and mug business! I’m inspired by the wide variety of personalities who end up in California to chase their goals, and my work reflects the spirituality and drive of this area. The natural beauty of southern California is also a big element in my art. Being close to mountains, deserts, and the ocean makes me feel like a part of something bigger than myself, and preserves my sense of wonder.
I’m definitely one of those creative people who came to Hollywood to make my dreams a reality! I grew up in a family of talented crafters and woodworkers and my parents taught me everything I know. I draw inspiration from many things. Crafting is a big part of who I am. I love making something that reflects a natural landscape as well as an emotional characteristic. It’s incredibly fulfilling to strike that balance. I also love up-cycling and giving new life to old materials. I love animals, which actually makes me a better artist because animals remind us to stay open-hearted and compassionate.
When I’m not working in my studio, I’m an actress! It’s one of my favorite pastimes. I love improv and I’ve appeared in several commercials. Acting provides a different type of creative release than woodworking and crafting, but at the end of the day, it’s all about connecting with other humans through art.
Thank you so much for visiting my shop. I hope you can get some inspiration and some laughs from my products, and I can’t wait to get to know you more!