A little bit about moi.
My love for art all started...
When I was a kid, I took permanent markers and decorated my parent's piano keys, found ways to paint anything on anything, and even sold paintings door to door in my neighborhood as a first grader. Thank you Mrs. Pfister for actually buying one.
But art, and being an artist in some form has always been in my veins. It is soothing, it is therapeutic, it's my happy place.
I've studied and trained in different forms all of my life. From a studio in Iowa, to warehouses in Minneapolis, to the canals of Venice (I was actually interviewed for the Venice news and to this date still have no clue what was said), to the countryside in Aix-En-Provence, France (with my backpack and paints in tow).
Well, as life sometimes does, what we love to do gets pushed aside. In my case, it was putting brush to paper or canvas, and my art.
Then, six or so years ago when I started my blog, Goldfish Kiss, I began to regularly sketch and paint again in a cool little watercolor book. As I posted more and more pics of pages and pieces, more and more people would ask if I sold my art, if they could buy a print, or if they could commission me to do a painting for them.
Which I am finally getting around to doing.
So, thanks for supporting my love for art, and helping me get back to doing what I love.
And I forgot, thank you Mrs. Watkins. I think you bought a painting when I sold them door to door too.
Let's Talk Collabs...
Also, because of the aforementioned little labor of love blog, I've been able to collaborate with companies on products that feature my art and designs, or my creative weird mind at work. I will post them all on here, so you can easily shop these collab pieces as well. Because they rock (in my opinion), and I am thrilled to be able to work with such amazing people.
Queue the jumping fist pump.