Art guru, educator, fashionista, foodie, author, and business woman are just some of the hats worn by Ms. Andrea Harrison, a New Jersey native now residing in Maryland. Owner and Chief Visionary Officer of ImSimplyD, a central place for all things creative, this quintessential class act considers her most important hat to wear is being a mom to her beautiful daughter, Lavender. A modern day renaissance woman in every way, Andrea dominates in the domestic – she cooks delectable meals, sews couture clothing, and she is the handywoman of her home. Andrea especially prides herself on her innate ability to utilize the arts to enhance the quality of life for all people. She believes that if creativity can spark the imagination of one person, he or she can realize their potential; a potential to positively impact their own lives, ultimately changing our world.
“Art guru, educator, fashionista, foodie, author, and business woman…”
As a mother, mentor, and community educator, Andrea focuses her energy on teaching her daughter and other youth what it means to be a burgeoning, positive contributor to society. She exemplifies strength, knowledge, and a genuine unapologetic happiness about life. Bearing her own quirkiness, she boldly embraces diverse cultures to expand her perspective of life. For this reason, she often finds enjoyment in taking on unconventional modeling roles, supporting community activism with her sorority, and teaching art to provide therapy and alternative self expression for adjudicated youth. Andrea takes pleasure in paying it forward and doing good for others. She personifies the old adage “do good and good will follow”.
When Andrea is not graciously volunteering her time to support community initiatives, she can be found with her hands in all things fashion, food, and experimenting with healthy home remedies. One might say, and many would agree,that Andrea has the “Midas touch”. A tremendous resource of creativity, she is known for her ability to transform another man’s “trash” into her very own treasure. She enjoys sharing with the world her simple recipes, simple DIY sewing projects, and her simple home remedies. Andrea is simply a young woman on a mission to explore and expand her creative self – and she does it all with a bright smile on her face.
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