Holly Karolkowski

I grew up in a small town in northern Maine and picked many potatoes during my adolescence. I graduated from Franklin Pierce College in Rindge, NH with a BA in Fine Arts and Graphic Arts. After college I moved to Seattle and worked at the famous Pike Place Market where I met my husband. After experiencing an earthquake and with Y2K coming, we decided to move to Portland, Maine!

In 2004, I became The Scotch Brand Most Gifted Wrapper, winning a national gift wrapping contest in New York City. Winning such a contest landed me on the
Today Show and the Ellen Show. Since then I have had gift wrapping tips published in Better Homes and Gardens, Woman's World, and Nick Jr.

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I have always been fond of "objects", finding them and saving them. I first started to make my Art For Small Spaces in 2000. It allowed me to display and give appreciation to these objects that get lost or discarded. My small space boxes have progressed over the years and become more elaborate and bizarre. But, I have always enjoyed where they take me. I hope you enjoy them too.