My name is Carla Baudrons, I’m an artist and art supply slinger in Iowa City, Iowa. I’m also the founder, owner, and general manager of Art Office.
I’m a very social person, but a fiercely solo artist. I’ve spent a lot of my life looking for a life path where I could balance the two sides of me, but could never find one that worked.
So I made one!
Because most people work harder, better, and more when they’re responsible to their peers and hierarchical superiors. The crux is proximity. You don’t have to collaborate with people in order to be inspired by them. Peer pressure (without judgement) sparks motivation. It’s practically science.
The word “art” comes from a very old root word meaning, “to fit together,” and the word “office” comes from a word that means, “doing work.” Here at Art Office, that’s our goal.