About Perfect Mistakes

Cheryl is a mostly self-taught artist who has acquired knowledge and inspiration from various places, people and times in her life. She grew up right outside of Grand Rapids, Michigan not far from Lake Michigan where she accumulated many wonderful and joyous memories. Cheryl also took many road trips throughout her youth experiencing the breathtaking landscapes of the Arizona desert, the moonlit mountain tops of the Rockies, and the amazing coast of the Pacific Ocean. Her love for nature and the beach has helped shape her artistic identity. Cheryl has been part of many art festivals including juried ones such as the Ada Arts Festival. She also has presented her wearable art in multiple fashion shows that she produced and executed using her friends as models. Cheryl had a studio space in Grand Rapids where she produced her art and taught three interns sewing skills, pattern and fabric knowledge, and how to assist in setting up a booth at concert venues and art festivals. She worked for local Grand Rapids businesses Screaming Women and Foxy’s Fitness, sewing piece work for coats and vests and cutting fabric for gymnastic wear. Cheryl was recently featured in the LA Times travel section showcasing silk scarves she makes to honor the suffragists and the hardships they endured while jailed at the Workhouse in 1917 as they fought for women’s right to vote. Cheryl holds a liberal arts degree from NOVA where she interned for 2 semesters in the GMU Costume Shop. Cheryl’s current studio is lo ed at the Workhouse Arts Center, in building 6.