Artist: Melinda Hoffman


R. Melinda Hoffman studied fine art, and fashion design at School of The Art Institute of Chicago, then went on to design clothing for women & children for 25 years. On the side she made accessories re-purposed from found objects, which she sold at art shows and markets.

Having a wanderlust spirit and a passion to travel the open road, she decided in 2013 to quit her job and follow her bliss! When she couldn't find accessories to accommodate her new lifestyle, she designed ones to fit her every need. Thus, modernmuse61 was born.

She is now a Leather Artisan and Vintage Dealer, who travels from coast to coast, finding inspiration from old school technology, vintage industrial gadgets, architectural artifacts, and especially from the folks she meets on the road.

to inspire...and be inspired