For a while now, I've felt an urge to go back to my painting roots. I'm constantly surrounded by such beauty out here in Colorado and more often than not I'd catch my mind dreaming about various color combinations, compositions, and arrangements. My sketchbooks were filling up with ideas and sketches of paintings I wanted to create, but thanks to our already art filled walls and a lack of places to put anything else, those ideas stayed locked in my sketchbooks waiting on me to get my act together and start painting again.
After a long talk with J. about how much I missed just painting for the sake of bringing joy to people's lives, he encouraged me to start it up again. Normally I would be terrified of starting something new (I'll be the first to admit to having anxieties about the unknown) but with this I felt a comfort and an excitement. It's as though deep down I knew this is something I really needed to do.
So that is EXACTLY what I'm doing now. I'll still be creating invitations and stationery (I still love doing it) but now I'm also offering custom watercolor paintings as well. When I started my company almost 4 years ago, my main mission statement was to bring one of a kind artwork to people and to keep it as reasonable as possible so people could actually afford it. For most of us, wandering into a gallery and buying what we like, just isn't realistic. With this new endeavor, I'm going to continue doing just that. If you've read my "Paintings" page on the site, you already know that I believe everyone should own at least one piece of original artwork. Artwork you love that instantly brings a smile to your face. And not just any piece of art, but one of a kind art that no one else has. And that is exactly what I create with my paintings. Completely custom, affordable pieces of art that you’ll want to hang up and show off.
It doesn't matter if it's a flower, an herb from your garden, a place, your favorite shoes- I want to create artwork that you'll cherish forever. (Okay, full disclosure- I'm not awesome at painting everything. Faces completely allude me. So rest assured if you happen to really want something that I just don't think I'll do a good job at, I promise I will tell you and we can come up with something I can rock, or I'll direct you to an artist who can help create what I can't.)
So how about it? You all in?
(Speaking of being in- because you all are amazing and have been so supportive of my work if you mention this post and order before 2013, you'll get 10% off any painting order you place. If you'd like to give it as a gift, I can also send a gift card your way.)