Born and raised in Los Angeles, Wesla earned a BFA in Graphic Design from Cooper Union in NYC. She has a background as a graphic designer and illustrator. Since 2009, Wesla has been making objects of delight from reclaimed musical instrument parts to help people celebrate their personal connections to music. She donates a percentage of each sale to the Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation to support music education. Looking for a new way to work with reclaimed musical materials, she became interested in creating kaleidoscopes in 2018. She was hooked from the start. Creating kaleidoscopes falls right at the overlapping center of the Venn diagram of things that fascinate and inspire Wesla: Art, Music, Science, Rhythm, Spirit, Play, Magic, Joy.