Hi my name is Roxanne. Actually it’s Krystal but not many people know that or maybe they do, but then they forget. My mom tells me I was born in the wrong decade and my Dad tells everyone I’m his little tree hugger. A few of my friends think I’m a bona-fide hippie, but compared to the real hippies I’ve been acquainted with, I can assure you that might be a smidge off the mark.
I’ve made some drastic life style changes in the last four years, leaving a comfortable corporate design job with a reputable Tulsa firm to pursue a few different dreams. I feel I’m finally settling on a well-rounded path to earn a living while maintaining personal freedom. Design is so integral to my life that I often wake up with a new dress or furniture design, fine woodworking details, or new space plans that I feel I must incorporate somewhere and soon, lest it get lost in my “things to do on a perfect Sunday” file. Don’t even get me started on the many business ideas!
I’m still creating the life where I can spend my days designing, reading, crocheting, sewing, gardening and making big fires in backyard. Of course these are all better with a glass of vino and some dark chocolate. Typically meals are a big production at our home and my guy makes the tastiest creations with no recipe! I’m jealous, but happy to share in the finished product. My contribution usually comes in the form of baked sweets, bread and pizza. In general, I find the simplest things in life keep me happy. Let’s face it, life is always great sharing a fantastic meal with someone you love.
The word prairie makes me feel free and I think of this clear open space just west of the Osage Hills north of downtown Tulsa. It is also the best vantage point to enjoy our spectacular Oklahoma sunsets and where the hills of Green Country greet the rolling prairie. Just wait, one day my hippie self will be restoring the once abundant meadows on my own piece of land.
Current Design Obsessions (just a few, there are SO many more):
- Suzani (the original, handworked versions)
- Huge windows
- the Arco floor lamp
- The Moldau by Smetan, Fvorak, Fucik, Nedbal
- The Damnwells
- Rhapsody in Blue by George Gershwin
- Ray LaMontagne
- Harper Blynn
- Patty Griffin
- The Namesake, Jhumpa Lahiri
- Atlas Shrugged, Ayn Rand
- Beethoven – The First Biography, Johann Aloys Schlosser
- Quilt Romance, Kaffe Fassett
- Farm City, Novella Carpenter