They always say that if you look back on what made you the happiest as a child you’ll find your calling in life. Appropriately named Loreen Rose Hospodar, I grew up as “Reenie,” savoring coloring books, dressing up my Barbies for elaborate wedding ceremonies, and gathering the discarded silk flowers off the floor at Michaels Craft Stores. When I started my own “Rainy Day Kids Craft Fair” at 9 years old, my entrepreneurial spirit sparked and began to pave the path leading to Reenie Rose.
I attended Grand Valley State University in Michigan, where I graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts with an emphasis in illustration. I dismissed my dreams of becoming a Disney animator when I discovered my love of painting combined with the wedding industry. My skills and talents have been refined over the years to include a broad range of creative problem solving I am able to provide for my clients. My favorite part of the process is working one-on-one with individuals to make something completely unique and custom to their specific needs.
When I’m not working in my studio, I am often spending time with my friends in Chicago (most likely indulging in some of the city’s most savory food and drink), traveling the world, or laying low at home at the bidding of Bella the cat.
I look forward to creating for you! ~Loreen