A few months back, when I decided to work part-time instead of pursuing a full-time career, the universe gave me a nod. I received an order through Etsy for TWO home portraits. This wonderful lady in Ohio commissioned me to do a portrait of her son’s Painted Lady. It is such a beautiful home and was such a pleasure to re-create. I had a bit of handwork to do for it so it ended up taking a little longer than I had expected, but I really liked the finished piece, and so did my client. The next piece she asked me to do was of the National First Ladies Museum in Canton, Ohio. This, too, is a beautiful building. It was the birthplace of the wife of President McKinley, Ida Saxton-McKinley. It is a brick Victorian with a mansard roof and plenty of detail – enough to keep me busy for a while.:) My client created a scrapbook for the collection and wanted to include the museum in it. I was too happy to oblige.
“Wow! I could never have imagined any piece of art so beautiful, so awesome, so detailed. It is 10 times more wonderful than I could have imagined… You really have been gifted with a very special talent. I believe one day you will be able to create art full-time. Follow your passion! Follow your dreams!”
Thank you so much, Anne. 🙂