Melissa Stewart is a full time artist and part time educator. As the owner of Meow Kapow, Melissa’s days are spent making collages and creating handmade goods from retro paper.

A 1997 graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, Melissa majored in Geography and Marine Biology. After working for 10 years as a teacher and teacher educator, she decided to turn her hobbies of sewing and paper crafting into a business, and Crab Apple Designs was born. As her business evolved, Melissa found she outgrew her business name and needed a new name to match her focus. Now known as Meow Kapow, you can still find the vibrant and unique art and wares you’ve come to love from Crab Apple Designs.