super excited… and a little nervous to share with you today my latest project. I’ve been painting with watercolor and doing calligraphy lately for work and the blog. When I work on interior projects I often paint my own artwork… sometimes really small just to put on a book shelf or something but I do it all the time and never really think much of it. It’s fun and I get exactly what I want for a reasonable budget. I’m BIG on original art but it’s tough to find affordable options. Thank goodness for Etsy! I have a really hard time buying anything from a big box retailer (confession I have bought a couple of things from West Elm) but as a general rule I prefer original art, photography or limited edition screen prints.
I ran into one of my dear friends the other day, Shelle, that I went to art school with. She told me she had started painting again. Thus I was inspired by Shelle and The Ultimate Summer to dive in, just for fun. Then I thought “what am I going to do with all of this stuff”? Thus my idea was born. For the past few weeks I’ve been painting, drawing, styling, photographing and setting up a Big Cartel site to sell the artwork — all for the summer project (which is now live and ready for you to shop). Yay! Names are all people, places and degrees of temperature (and yes my car did say 118° at one point – Texas heat y’all).
More to come in weeks ahead… First batch of 24 paintings available here. I hope you enjoy. If nothing else, I’m having fun!
featured above (one of my favs): boerne II