Studio A La
Mod is run by a husband and wife team in Las Vegas, NV. Mykl Stanley
is originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin and has been working as
a professional musician for over 10 years. Suzanna Anna is from
Queens, New York. Now I'm not sure if you want the basics here or
the whole love story but I sure don't get tired of telling it so
feel free to skip to the bottom if I bore you.
So it was 1998,
New York was filled with music, bell bottoms, bongs and go-go boots,
it was peace and love for all, oh wait that was 1968, there wasn't
a whole lot happening in 1998 which would probably explain why Suzee
spent most of her time online. The internet was still fairly new
to the common folk and at the time she was working as a web designer
and graphic artist from home (yes that means in her PJs). The buzz
was all about online dating but people were so skeptical and thought
you were nuts if you said you had a date with a guy you met online.
Still the IMs and emails kept Suzee company while she worked 24/7
so she became quite the computer geek internet social butterfly.
the midwest there was a guy with a rinky dink hand-me-down computer
that he barely knew how to use running a 14.4k that decided to post
a photo up on the AOL singles database called Love @ AOL. He basically
stuck an add up there and forgot about it so he was quite surprised
when that magical email arrived that read, yes I am going to put
the whole email here for you all to read, it read.."Interesting"
and had her photo attached. So the rest boys and girls is history.
Here is the speeded up version.
to propose before they met in person but a month from their first
email Suzee visited him in Milwaukee where he proposed some more
and upon her return back to NY after that first visit she said "YES"
because it hurt so bad to being apart. So crazy as it seems 3 months
from that first email and after only meeting in person twice Suzee
was off to cheese country to be with the man she loved.
So dudes that
was like 8 years ago and they are still totally in love and still
going on crazy adventures. Last Year year on a total whim they decided
to move to Las Vegas. Now they both left everything they had known
behind. Mykl is starting from scratch in a new town with a totally
different music scene.Suzanna Anna continues to work on her original
art but the 2 thought they could squeeze in a joint project
so presto out comes gravelart.com. Suzanna is the designer and Mykl
does just about everything else with her (husbands are very cheap
labor if you can find one)
With all they
have on their plates there are only so many gravel arts these two
could produce so rather then opening up their very own sweat shop
they came up with the idea for gravel art kits. Now groovy art lovers
every where can make their very own gravel art and help spread the
love for this lost art form.These kits are not mass produced. Everything
put together by hand.
So thanks for
stopping by and being curious enough to read this far. Come back
soon or sign up for the mailing list. There should be new designs
added often and maybe some more joint projects by this dynamic duo.