This summer I finally made the leap. I am officially a full-time artist, painting for my living and loving every second! I can’t deny, there was a moment of panic when I told David (my husband) that I thought I could maybe just possibly make a living from paintings alone, but he was so encouraging and said “Duh. DO IT.” I’ve never been good at risk taking, and this felt like diving off a one-thousand foot cliff into a teacup.
Well, here I am, swimming in the most fabulous teacup there ever was. Much to my surprise, putting the word out on social media was the best thing EVER. Commissions came pouring in, so many that I have had to set up a staggered schedule! There’s only one me and so much time, and now suddenly my whole summer is booked to the gills! Huzzah!
I’ve had a lot of requests for watercolors lately, so most of this month has been full of dreamy animals, weddings, and old friends, rendered in pastel colors. I am happy to report that most of these images were made while I sat on my deck in the summer sun, sipping iced black coffee and fighting off my rambunctious puppy Dizzy, who seems to think watercolor powder tastes amazing. Enjoy these images, I have a slew of new work I’ll be posting in the next week, as well as an exciting announcement! Cheers!