If you ever meet me in real life, you will quickly learn that I enjoy music and creating art. I’m blessed to be able to serve in the worship ministry at the church we attend. I’m also grateful that my job allows me to be creative.
What do I do?
I work at one of those art and wine places that are so trendy these days. And it is a pretty good gig most of the time. Like any job working with the general public, there are always those ridiculous stories. Don’t worry, I won’t be sharing them here. As we like to say, “What happens at the studio, stays at the studio.” And honestly, it’s better off that way. Now, don’t get the wrong impression. 98% percent of the time, it is pretty mild and a lot of fun. We have great customers and sometimes we are privileged to be a part of very special moments.
What have I created lately?
Well, I’ve always got something in the works. Whether it is a home improvement project, a new song, or an art project, I’m always working on something in my mind. I have some photos of paintings that I’ve done in recent months and one that I am extremely proud of that was commissioned a few years back.
This painting is my most recent creation. I originally titled it “Echinacea,” but simplified the title to “Wild Flowers” for promotion at the studio. It is an option for class and has received much positive feedback from customers.
I recently created a painting with textured flowers, but the texture was difficult to translate through a photograph, so there was very little interest in it as a class option. It is available to purchase.
Last summer, some of the artists from the studio, including myself, contacted a local coffee shop to see if we could display some of our art for sale. The manager agreed to let us hang our art as long as we did the work ourselves. He recently opened a second location and some of our art is also displayed there. These are the pieces I have displayed:
There is one painting that is my favorite piece. I was commissioned by a local babywearing group to paint a portrait of one of their founding members as a parting gift. She was moving and they wanted to capture one of her favorite babywearing photos in a work of art. I spent a lot of time making sure that the details on the wrap were just right, but I also wanted to do the photo justice when recreating it. I wanted it to look like her and her son. I am very pleased with the end result.
If you are interested in having me do some commissioned work for you, hit me up at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do you create art? Music? What are some of your recent projects? I’d love to hear about them in the comments.