this afternoon i started thinking about how i got
where i am at in regards to my art.
when i began doing art
(well after a bit of training), this is the kind of stuff
that i made.
(yes. that is mine.)
*i used to love a small brush, and all the tiny details.
YET- i did NOT love artwork like this.
so i began to wonder why i made this sort of art
when it wasn't what spoke to my heart.
(this was18 years ago).
this wondering, caused me to think about what i was making
and how i was making it... which then lead me to take a hard
look at how i was using my tools. basically, i decided to
shake things up a bit, which prompted me to switch
a few things around.
overnight i went from big paper and a small brush, to small
paper and a big brush.
and look at what happened next...
i liked this...
(i would buy this!)
and then that work morphed into this...
which led me here...
then this lady showed up (about 10 years ago)
out of the blue.
i made a big series of modern/organic paintings
at this point...
but toward the end of that body of
work the paper ladies showed up.
miss lucy (below) was the first.
and you know where this led? it led to my etsy shop.
which led to me doing art shows, which led me to my agent...
who took my work to surtex, who got me a new
and different kind of work... calendars, fabric, shower
curtains, a card line!
so, by changing up what i was doing, i ended
up right here, chatting to you about how
i ended up here.
there are SO many more parts to this story...
and perhaps i will visit them at a later date,
but i really don't want to bore you.