Creative & Motivational Storyteller
I am a wearer of many hats: an independent early American historian, self-taught artist, freelance writer, blogger, author, biographer, designer, sewist, small business owner, and serial entrepreneur. But I am simply a creative individual, trying my best to live a creative and mindful life.
I am passionate about reading – especially literary classics, writing – especially biographies, painting, drawing, making handmade journals and stationery, home décor, traveling, slow stitching, entrepreneurship, small business, and of course history. I love the vintage, flea market, rustic, bohemian, romantic, shabby chic, and farmhouse styles and elements of these can be found in my works. I am happy listening to stories and even happier when I am telling stories about people and things that I find interesting.
I am the Founder of Trehan's Treasures Studio (www.trehanstreasures.com) where I create and through which I share my art and writings. Samples of my works can be seen on my Pinterest boards (trehanstreasures) with over 3,200 followers. My books are available through Amazon.com, IU Press, and in bookstores everywhere. My articles related to art, history, small business, self-publishing, writing, home decor, and crafting can be found on various print and online magazines including American History, Journal of the American Revolution, American Farmhouse Style, Atomic Ranch, PieceWork agazine, The Old Schoolhouse magazine, Illinois Heritage magazine, Hoosier Heritage magazine, Red Rock magazine, MollyGreen.com, and more.
I have become a nationally recognized speaker from being featured on numerous podcasts and shows including NPR PBS WFYI Channel Indianapolis, Axelbank History Today Podcast, History Ago Go Podcast, Thought Row Podcast, The Alexander Hamilton Awareness Society Book Club, and Greg Garrison Radio Show - WIBC Radio Indianapolis. I have also presented lectures on early American history as a featured speaker at various groups and organizations in the USA. My art has been published internationally and my handmade journals are owned by collectors around the globe.
When I am not writing, painting, or designing, I am also the co-Founder of Dream Works Furnishings, a home décor manufacturing company specializing in rustic and bohemian themed home decor products, based out of a joint USA and India venture.
I am currently open to commissions for art and writing projects. Please contact me to discuss your options. You can also view samples of my work and writing services at: www.creativescrivener.com.