BEHIND THE BLOG:
Hi there! I’m Micaela Hoo, a 20-year-old photographer, graphic designer and blogger behind Drifter & the Gypsy. I like old movies, Sunday mornings, crunchy apples, books, exercising, summertime and all things creative. Welcome to Drifter & the Gypsy! Do take a seat (perhaps boil a cup of tea) and stay a while, will you?
I live in the San Francisco Bay Area with my mom, dad and dog Aubrey. I love it here and wouldn’t trade it for the world.
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ABOUT THE BLOG:
I started Drifter & the Gypsy in November of 2008–a very tumultuous time in my life. During my freshman year in high school, I experienced many changes in life: moving 3,000 miles away from home in Connecticut, starting high school, and adjusting to a new environment. I was overwhelmed, needing an outlet for self-expression. This led me to start Drifter & the Gypsy, which enabled me to cope with the anxieties of change. Through this medium of communication, I was able to connect with others in similar situations and thereby harness our talents to accomplish something positive, while promoting a healthful lifestyle.
I get much satisfaction touching the lives and sensibilities of young women that I may not have otherwise met. I continually challenge myself to find the positives in my everyday environment. Not only does this encourage me, but it also gives me an exhilarating feeling when I’m able to effectively communicate these findings to others. My challenge never ends. There is an infinite amount of positive things in art; that in itself is a beautiful thing.
As an artist, I endeavor to find beauty in my community and exhibit it to others. In this sense, I can inspire others to create for themselves while at the same time being motivated to create as well.
Drifter & the Gypsy features a wide range of contributors–both in-person collaborations and remote–every week. Their columns form the core of the blog; these are posts you can count on on certain given days, while my posts work around the columns.
– First Monday: Hair tutorial by Danika Lamb.
– First Thursday: Craft tutorial by Dani Judith.
– Second Thursday: Sewing tutorial by Lauren Winter.
– Third Monday: Makeup tutorial by Danika Lamb.
– Fourth Monday: Recipe by Giovanna Garcia.
– Fourth Thursday: Carpentry/build tutorial by Malissa Levesque & Machelle Vanderhoeven.
**Think you’ve got something to add to Drifter & the Gypsy? Email firstname.lastname@example.org for regular contribution, guest post and internship opportunities.