Calliope Tyliakos has shown artistic abilities since she was a toddler. Her family loves to joke that if you follow the trail of paint, scraps, fabric and clay you will be sure to find a masterpiece at the end. She is self-taught and her inspiration is Realism. She creates when she is angry, she creates when she is sad and she creates when she is happy. Calliope also has a desire to give back and at 11 years old she has already collected 1000 pairs of shoes to donate to those less fortunate. My Canvas Has Laces has merged two of her passions and she is grateful for the opportunity to use her talents to contribute to her community once again.