Lacye A. Brown was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. She began doing art when she was little and continued to experiment with various forms of art throughout her life. It was a healthy outlet for expressions and creativity and became her first love. She went to college briefly and focused on writing but became disinterested in the field when she received harsh criticism from her professor in college. While in school, she had a part-time job and created handmade purses to sell to colleagues at work. She took a break from college to figure out what she wanted to do with her life. Lacye directed her attention towards becoming a visual artist making contemporary large scale pieces. Although she knew she enjoyed the art genre, the contemporary scene wasn’t interesting to her. She noticed miniature sculptures and became interested in sculpting. She decided to go to school for business. While in school, AppleHead Toys was created in 2010 on the basis of a brand to sell her miniature sculpts. She watched countless online videos to learn various techniques and gain inspiration. Eventually, she formed her own style while experimenting with various techniques from other artistic genres. AppleHead Toys was a means to officially run a business focused on the arts. Since then, she has sculpted, sewn, and grown in various talents.
During major life shifts from divorcing, becoming a single mother of three with no support and taking a step back at where she was in her life, she realized she was at her lowest of lows. She didn’t believe in anything, considered herself a true atheist and had no goals for herself in life. It was April of 2014 when she had a spiritual awakening. This new phenomenon intrigued her and she became focused on bettering herself and learning about spirituality. She made a promise to live the most authentic life for her as was possible and strive for the things she desired without settling for mediocrity. She took on various jobs to support her children financially. Spiritually, she became intrigued and introduced herself to various spiritual experiences and became knowledgeable, attuned and certified in Munay-Ki Rites, Ayahuasca, Reiki Master, tarot, hoodoo, distant healing, and many other teachings. Along with these spiritual experiences and growth, she had to earn a living to support her three children on her own. She worked in the front office at a prominent tattoo parlor in Atlanta before working for a billion-dollar corporation, where they trained her as a certified travel agent. She traveled the world for a year. After traveling, she realized something was missing. She hadn’t done art, one of her greatest loves, in two years. So, she quit her corporate job and dedicated her life to living the best life she could create. This would include working for herself and utilizing all of her artistic talents to earn a living. She wanted to be her own boss and never make money for another person again. So, she briefly worked as an assistant at a wellness facility to pay for expenses, then at a law firm as a receptionist. Make no mistake, her love for traveling was always there but art came first. Along with her initial company AppleHead Toys, she managed to create a spiritual based company, LAB Shaman, where she could utilize her spiritual talents and the Dr. Apples franchise where she could incorporate her artistic talents. She was able to take all of her skills, lessons, and experiences she’s had to bring Dr. Apples to life.
After creating the character, she began writing his back story and dedicated her time and efforts to showcasing the magnificent world of Dr. Apples. She fell in love with Dr. Apples because she could apply her life towards articulating his story. She wanted to apply all of her spiritual, emotional and life experiences to make a cohesive universe. Now, she enjoys using all of her talents to materialize his world via art, literature, business, curios or whatever pops up. Know that everything created from Dr. Apples’ world comes from the soul of a creative’s heart.
AppleHead Toys, LLC was formed to create art based around what many view as the “kooky”, “weird” or “strange.” Personally, I do not view much art as “strange.” I embrace whenever a piece of art evokes something from you. That’s the purpose. After that feeling has been evoked, I always implore others to explore this feeling. Usually dismissing the feelings, allows others to go about their normal day. I want you to stop and think outside of the norm, box, routines. Question why it made you feel this way and how it’s okay to feel how you felt.
Obviously, I don’t view the world the same way as the masses. I want you to articulate what I see and share with you the beauty, mystery and wonders of my perspective. Because of this, Dr. Apples organically developed. He is my latest addition to the company and I am focused on building his franchise. More information about me is listed below.
COMMISSIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED AT THIS TIME.
My current item available for sale are located on my website & at physical stores listed below:
The Odd’s End
2774 E College Ave
Decatur, GA 30030
Out of the forest of sarcasm, AppleHead Toys is ripe and ready to showcase its humor to the world. AppleHead was founded by the artist, Lacye A. Brown. I am a custom toy designer located in Atlanta, GA. I go by the name AppleHead. The nickname came from my elementary years and the kids taunting me due to my head to shoulder ratio. And through the years, the nickname never really went away so I decided to embrace it. My main focus starting out in art was Fine Arts but I eventually gravitated towards mixed media, sculpting for mixed media, sculpting and then designer toys. I feel I can express my quirky personality via toy designs. I take pride in personification and I enjoy installing a little off beat humor into majority of my pieces. A little whimsy never hurt anyone and we all need to laugh.
I excel in creating a world where humor is used to relay a message. Whether it’s viewed as sarcasm, witty, bathroom, slapstick, horror or quirky, the goal is to allow people to not take life so seriously and laugh at life through my artistic perspective on the situation. I have art that fits for any human that desires to laugh or smirk each day. Find out what kind of AppleHead you are.
Other stuff about Lacye.
My name is Lacye. I am a single mother of three lovely souls from a previous marriage. Artist, healer & teacher, I practice various natural healing techniques using metaphysical methods. My spiritual awakening began around 5 years ago. Within this time, I have received my Munay Ki Rites; knowledge of natural healing, alternative medicines, and various other attunements: such as dowsing, distant energy healing, candles, tarot cards and shamanism, to name a few. I am a certified Reiki Master. I also love to create things. I have planned, developed and created various items to help you via your journey in life at my store.
It delights me to let you know I create 99% of the items in my store with my hands. I love to create! Quality is a crucial element for me on any project. I carefully designed and hand-craft each product and art piece available through my store. As a highly detailed and focused artist, I believe that details form the personality and effectiveness of any hand-crafted item. This is a more reason why my customers know that they are paying for something that is genuinely unique and perfected.
I began doing my art when I was little and I’ve become an established, self-taught, born & raised Atlanta-based art professional within my field for over 10 years with specific skills in mixed media, painting, sculpting, among other various media of art.
I attended the school of business at Brenau University in Gainesville, GA. I have over 15 years of experience in customer service. I also have numerous certifications that are business related. I am an IATA certified travel agent, and I have had over 1.5 million dollars worth of travel sold by myself. In my previous corporate life, I specialized in Flights, Hotels, and Transportation. I have traveled to numerous places and I love sharing my experiences to ignite that flair for traveling in anyone.
So, make sure you explore the website and remember I’m only a few clicks away.