A little about the name
Almost all of my favorite people are artists - Musicians, Painters, woodworkers, jewelry makers, photographers, models, dancers, etc. The one thing that every artist that I know and respect has in common, is that they are uncommon. They are all slightly irregular. They are all a little bit broken. We are all a little broken, that's what makes us unique.
During a photo shoot with a model friend of mine, my wife and I were discussing this very thing with the model and I said "We are all refugees from the island of Misfit Toys". It stuck, and I began referring to my circle of friends as The Misfit Toys. I decided to rebrand my jewelry, photography, and other artistic pursuits under the name Misfit Toyz Art Studio as a way to embrace the broken parts in all of us.
Great thanks to the amazing Gabi Goggin for helping create my vision for the logo.