Hello friends! I figured I should introduce myself for those of you who don’t know me very well or are new to my page! I’m Amanda Vermeer, owner and artist of UP Ukes! All of the ukes I post are painted by yours truly in my spare time between work and classes.
I’m 23 years old, and I’m a Michigander, born and raised! I’m currently a full time student at Michigan Tech pursuing a bachelors of science in Engineering Management. When I graduate in December I’ll also have a certificate in Global Technological Leadership through the Pavlis Honors College. 🔅
I have a few great passions in life, two of them being art and music. I love being creative in everything I do, whether that be writing, drawing, sewing, knitting, painting, writing songs, you name it. I’ve been playing piano since I was 5, and drawing even longer than that. My first college roommate taught me how to play the ukulele in our tiny little dorm room 6 years ago, and I’ve been hooked ever since. I painted one of my ukes on a whim 3 years ago in preparation for a university trip to Ghana, and accidentally stumbled into my creative niche. 🔅
I’m a creator, a thinker, a lover of life, a hockey enthusiast, and an Achalasia warrior. My uke business is just a piece of who I am, but it’s a big piece and I’m so glad to have you all follow along with me as I continue my journey! 🔅
Remember: Ukes, not nukes. 😉🖤 .
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