I’m Hazel! The creator, artist and management behind Pixie Pinay Co.
What started as an idea to make Disney inspired tees under the name Cauldron Apple Tee’s evolved into something much more than I could had expected once I put Apple Pencil to iPad. It’s crazy what actually comes out once you start something.
I’m not an artist. I come from a big family of creatives (and doctors) but I was the writer of the family and pretty content with it. I still am! But after 2020 I decided I wanted to tackle something I’ve been afraid to do but always wished I could: draw.
My culture has always been a huge part of who I am and I was raised Filipino American in the San Francisco Bay Area; meaning we were “too” American for our families sometimes and “too” Filipino for our American friends. It was a weird place to be, but some of us decided to create our own culture from it. I was blessed to be brought up in the Filipino American culture, the Filipino culture and the hood lol.
A former Walt Disney World Cast Member (and missing it every day) I’m now a SAHM to a very active and smart toddler who often helps me decide what to design next and is always there to tell me what I’m working on is “pretty” and how much she likes it! Man I lucked out with that one.
Starting a business of my own has always been a far fetched I’ll do that later dream of mine and I’m so so excited that later is finally here and I decided to just jump right in.
I don’t know what I’m doing, like, at all.
But I think most of us don’t, and that’s okay.
Life is about learning, so I hope this blog and my rambled jumbled thoughts can help you learn something as I do!