About

Founded in 2019, The Gray Muse is the first enamel pin shop designed specifically with crafters and artists in mind. In other words, I make enamel pins that say, “I’m an artist.”

How else do you wear that message, and invite conversation about art, other than by wearing paint-splattered pants?

So let me tell you a little about myself...

I'm Rubeena.

We may have a few things in common. I'm an introvert. Empath. Highly sensitive person. Licensed social worker.

The Gray Muse - Rubeena Watercoloring
Photo by Jennifer Brown.

I enjoy watercoloring, cardmaking, collecting and designing enamel pins, reading personal and professional development books, listening to podcasts, writing all the things, talking to friends, and not taking naps. 

I care about the little things. I notice details. Those are the things that bring me joy.

I am a mom to a one-year-old girl with energy I wish I could bottle up and pour into my morning cup of coffee.

The Gray Muse - Rubeena and Daughter
Photo by Jennifer Brown.

Cat mom to Jack (grumpy and needs to sleep next to a human from 10 pm to 4 am) and Smudge (the friendliest cat who almost sounds like a puppy). There are a few feral cats in our yard, too. My husband and I are cat-pleasers. 

The Gray Muse - Jack and Smudge

It takes a village to raise a child... and run a business.

My mom helps watch my daughter and unpacks my shipments when they arrive. She also feeds me when I haven't had time to cook. 

My husband helps to pack them in bags. 

Everything else? I do it out of my tiny craft room.

The Gray Muse - Craft Room
Photo by Jennifer Brown.

From planning to sketching to designing to quality check, it's all me. My happy place looks a bit like a warehouse, but it works for now. I want to provide you with high-quality, unique handmade products that help you express who you are, what you stand for, or what you love. Sometimes I throw in a sticker or candy or extra pin just because. 

The Gray Muse - Packing Orders
Photo by Jennifer Brown.

I hope that my products bring together a community of empowered artists like you and me who make a difference through connection, encouragement, and spreading joy through crafting.

Proudly wear your passion and be reminded of the good things that creating brings to you. 

The Gray Muse validates your identity as an artist. I'm rooting for you, so welcome!

For any inquiries, comments, suggestions, or if you simply want to send me some love, you can contact me. I would love to hear from you!