Created by Ana Maria Selvaggio, "Ria" (Renmeleon) with support from her daughter, Ysa Seaton (RockPaperFox) and family, Two Crows is the culmination of their combined love of building and supporting creative communities.
     "Our goal is to provide a support environment for creatives year-round from providing resources to training and creative workshops. It has always been important for me to empower other creatives with the tools they need to thrive." Ria says. "There is room at the table for all of us and I've always been a very 'lift as you climb' kinda girl."
     Two Crows is a test to see if a family-run, creativity-driven storefront in the future is viable.

Why "Two Crows"?

     "We had heard a crow version of the Old English nursery rhyme about magpies a few years ago and 'Two crows for joy' stuck with us. Animal messages as guides have always played a big part in our lives. Crows are a symbol of transformation and intuition. They are seen as symbols of death, but it is a death to old ways and a bringing about of new beginnings, not death in the literal sense. Changing up how we work together toward common goals, crow symbology worked."

A Long Creative History

     Ria has always involved her daughter Ysa in her creative process. Professionally, Ysa has been helping Ria teach children and adults on-and-off since she was six years old. Growing up in a very creative household, Ysa was taught technique but given the freedom to break all the rules and make it her own. A jill-of-all-trades like Ria, Ysa calls herself an "Original Remix". While she loves and works in several different mediums in both 2D and 3D art, over time she has gravitated heavily to drawing; analog and, more recently, digital. As part of her continued, college-level homeschooling, Ysa will be entering into a professional contract to illustrate one of Ria's children's books.
Collaborations Elsewhere

     Join Ria as Renmeleon every third Monday of the month at the Berea Arts Council for an ATC-making night. ATCs are Artist Trading Cards. The evening is a make, take, and trade that will be compiled into a future exhibit and book available for participants. The cost is $10 per person but Ria is setting up a Two Crows Patreon in support of a scholarship funded by the community to allow students to attend at a free or discounted cost. More details coming soon.
     Ria and Ysa are also collaborating on several other projects that will be announced on their respective sites.
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