Flying Edna is a company that creates reminders, invitations and talismans in the form of stories. Our sculptures, storyplates, prints, calendars, books & projects yet to be created are all made by us, in our studio.
Our company ethos is: radical inclusivity, interconnectedness & telling stories that invite others towards a life they love
And because we care about partnering with you and with the planet, we choose environmentally conscious and sustainable choices in our products & practices here in the studio. Check out our product information page to learn more.
Our workshops & coaching are a unique integration of principles based on over 20 years of exploration in the studio & on stage. Originally designed for professional performance, this work has been adapted for wellness & grace in daily living.
the story of Edna & why she flies
Early in my teaching career, I received a gift from a young woman: Women of Discovery. As I paged through the book, I learned of
women who changed the landscape of the world, simply by being the all of who they are
(which often meant not being who others felt they should be).
Some of the women in the book I recognized but others were entirely new to me – their lives no less significant simply because history books had overlooked them. What most amazed me most was
their willingness to listen to that voice inside.
This book of extraordinary women has traveled alongside me on countless journeys, a talisman of a sorts, a permission slip, a reminder that
possibility is infinite.
And as my own life began to turn in a hundred different ways I never anticipated, I found myself listening to an inner voice that helped ground and direct me. Amusing, direct, raw & unfettered, I decided to give this mouthy voice the name of Edna Mercury. (some day over a bottle of Alaskan Amber, I can tell you some wild stories).
And why she flies….?
Because she can.
always in motion, fia
The year was 2015.
He was up to his thing (as the internationally celebrated writer & artist behind StoryPeople. Author and illustrator of 13 books and countless stories...)
She was up to her thing (balancing life as a professional actress and professor of voice & acting, a recipient of national & institutional teaching awards...)
They met at a dinner in Indiana. On April Fool's Day. And that was it. He left California. She left Indiana.
Within 6 months of being together, we published our manifesto, Creative Anarchy; took a 6949 mile road trip through 14 states in 72 days in the middle of winter; and began a collaboration that will take a lifetime to explore.
Yoshi, short for Mooseboy the Windherder, is our spirited Belgian Tervuren - a constant companion & loving reminder of what it is to be perfectly present.
Currently, we work out of our home studio in the beautiful mountain town of Bozeman, Montana.