Yup – it’s official. I left my part-time job in order to pursue my art full-time 🙂 I’ve had some wonderful recent successes and have decided to go all in. I sold my large sunflower piece (thank you, Lisa!) the one of the wine bottle that I had at Lowe’s Vineyard, and then the 10X10 Challenge. Getting in at the Delaplaine was the icing on the cake. Just a further stamp of approval on this decision was the check for the 10X10 Challenge arriving on the morning of my last day at work. How perfect is that?
Last week I finished a piece for the Museum Shop in Frederick, MD. They put out a call to all artists for work reflecting Historic Frederick. The Schifferstadt House, built in the 1750’s, represents the early German settlers of Frederick. I took this old photograph of the house and brought the white painted portion back to its original brick. I added flowers to the garden and had fun re-building the stone portion piece by piece. Some people may look at the finished work and think I had a special stone-type fabric, but that is not the case. Tweezers, sharp scissors and the first season of Arrested Development is how I got it done.