About Lori of Coco Bunny Creative
Many moons ago, Lori Thompson was a student at Indiana University with a double major of fine arts and criminal justice. Seeking sun, Thompson moved to California after graduation. She landed in the Bay area and worked as a professional photographer at the San Francisco Bay Guardian for almost a decade. Later, she worked with youth and adults in the court system as an investigator and a court appointed special advocate (CASA) for foster youth.
Eventually, she returned to her roots in art and formed Coco Bunny Creative. CBC allows Thompson to funnel her artistic skills in many directions -- fun window displays for shops, handmade decorations for parties and also custom pieces for the home.
Since 2017, Lori has facilitated in-class art for TK-6th grade specializing in process art. Process art focuses on the joy and journey of making art, instead of the end product. The process builds cognitive skills such as decision making, comparing and predicting. Typically, her themed after-school programs, "Making Rainbows," "Crafting for Celebrations and "Creating Modern Accessories" sell out.
Thompson believes in art as therapy and enjoys all of her misadventures and successes in life.