Penn State student artist expresses hope for her former business
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Penn State student artist expresses hope for her former business

Mila Keyes (Senior-Photojournalism) poses for a picture in the HUB-Robeson center on Thursday, February 14th, 2019. Penn State student, Mila Keyes, has always been inspired by her creativity and artwork, and this led her to start selling hand-painted clothing. “I’m an artist, I really just like painting and stuff. Initially I guess that’s why I was influenced to paint on clothes, to see what would happen,” Keyes (senior – photojournalism) said. In 2015, Keyes started painting on clothes when she was inspired to paint a plain hat she received for her former commons job at a Penn State Commonwealth campus. “It was a tan hat and I made a little flower pot out of jean material and I painted a flower,” Keyes said. “People really liked it so I was like maybe I should do this all the time, do some hats and see what happens.” One of Mila Keyes’ (Junior-Photojournalism) works is displayed in the HUB-Robeson center on Thursday, February 14th, 2019. From there, Keyes decided to start her brand, MadexMila, which consists of streetwear clothes sold on Etsy. She likes to get clothes at thrift stores to turn into one-of-a-kind pieces, Keyes said. “I really like finding […]

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