Stories — Who Made Me?


My aunt, artist and jewelry designer Jessica Rose

My aunt, artist and jewelry designer Jessica Rose

My first memory of Jess is from when I was 5 years old. We were living in Paris and I must have just woken from a nap. My mother said "Guess who's here?!" I had no idea. And there was Jessica.

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My grandfather, illustrator Garth Williams - part 3

My grandfather, illustrator Garth Williams - part 3

When I talk about my aunts and uncles on my mother's side it gets confusing in about a second. My grandfather was married four times and had six children.

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My grandfather, illustrator Garth Williams - part 2

My grandfather, illustrator Garth Williams - part 2
My maternal grandfather, Garth Williams, didn't live a life that can be summarized in a blog post. He lived in at least five countries, married four times, had six biological children and a stepson over a span of nearly forty years, played classical guitar, restored an old hacienda in Mexico, and illustrated dozens and dozens of children's books.

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My grandfather, illustrator Garth Williams - part 1

My grandfather, illustrator Garth Williams - part 1

Many artists have to carve our their career path in families where no one understands their creative urge. Not so for me. The most objectively successful person in my family was an artist — my grandfather, children's book illustrator, Garth Williams.

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My artist great-grandparents

My artist great-grandparents

My great-grandparents are the first artists that I know of in my family.

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"Many of Estyn's pieces feel like wearable sculpture and ALL are works of art. Anytime I wear something she has designed I am bound to receive compliments on my jewelry — it’s just that worthy of praise and admiration (and I feel rewarded for my fine taste!)."

- Kate Wechsler, Psychotherapist