While my son was on vacation visiting his sister in Washington a friend of mine suggested I paint something. She said just give it a try, and start with a chicken/rooster. She knew I was stuck in my crafts and wanted to do something different. Mainly I have used my photos and some stock photos and created different designs to put onto my products.
I have created mousepads to mugs, tiles, light switches, license plate frames, plaques and so much more through the years. I love the design process of creating something different. But I have been doing the same thing for years and needed a change.
What I love about my crafts, my photography, and now my art I create it and then I put it on the products right from my home. I never needed to pay anyone to do any of the work for me. I know I have met many photographers and artists that take their photos or art and send it to a printer to put their designs onto canvas, or aluminum. I am truly blessed to know the process and do it myself. I love that I have the tools to get the job done.
From that first painting I completed in June 2016 I have completed quite a handful. I even put them onto products and sold them at craft fairs. Now I am challenging myself to do a painting a day. How fun. It is such a learning experience. And at the same time I am getting new designs for the craft side of my life. Here are a few of my paintings I did since the beginning….