Misha Maynerick Blaise is a Croatian American, born in Canada, and raised in the Colorado Rockies. She and her husband are the co-owners of a green building company, and co-creators of two sons. They now call Austin, Texas home.
Misha has always harbored a deep appreciation for the wonders of the universe, and is curious about the ways seemingly disparate elements interconnect. She believes that art can open doors of creativity and freedom in a world that can sometimes seem oppressively limited.
After completing a degree in Middle Eastern studies and working for years as a youth worker in Chicago, Misha started to carve her path as an artist. After a lot of rejection and a lot of hustle, she found her visual voice and has been able to collaborate with many outstanding brands.
Misha likes night swimming, music, researching stuff, and discussing life's big questions over a strong cup of Persian tea. She is a member of the Baha'i Faith and also serves as the website designer of the Austin branch of the NAACP.
**Winner of the 2015 Art Portfolio Contest for the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators in Austin, Texas**
Misha's work has been seen in...
The New York Times Style Magazine
Austin Woman Magazine
Hyatt House Dallas