Meet the Maker
Tansi, my name is Lisa Okemow. I am a mixed-Indigenous artist of Néhiyaw and Ukrainian/French ancestry residing on Treaty 7 land.
During the day you can find me working as a full-time solar consultant, pursuing my passion to see a future thriving on renewable, clean energy. In the evenings, I find happiness in creating a wide range of accessories and art for my small business, Bold & Baked!
I launched in June of 2020 with the intention of keeping my creative mind fulfilled after struggling through what felt like an eternal lockdown. I have always had a love for many different art mediums and through Bold & Baked, I was able to begin expressing this creativity.
I initially began my small business venture by solely creating polymer clay earrings but have since expanded to offer a much wider range of accessories, with the majority of my focus now on my beadwork.
Beading is something I hold near and dear to my heart as it has helped with my healing process through reclaiming and reconnecting with my Néhiyaw heritage. With the encouragement of nikâwiy (my mom) I began quietly practicing beadwork "behind the scenes" in 2020, and have now recently had the joy of sharing my work with others.
Thank you for coming along this journey with me!
kinanâskomitin, I appreciate you.