I have been an artist for as long as I can remember, and its hard for me to call myself an artist. I have my irons in a lot of fires from a few years ago, such as painting on landscape bricks. Did a few craft shows and sold some things. But then I moved on to jewelry making. Nothing special, just making bracelets and necklaces. Did a few wire wrap pieces which are very enjoyable to make. Did some more shows adding jewelry to my brick painting. Then I saw a knitting machine, and thought, "That would be cool to try." So I did, and very much enjoyed making different types of beanies, hats, gnomes, and scarves. So that was added to my craft shows as well. See where this is going? Lol. I then added resin and would love to do that more, but man, its a bit expensive. And again, another medium was added to my shows I participated in. But they don't give me the enjoyment that I get when I am drawing or painting. Enter TikTok September 30th, 2020. I thought it was just some goofy app, with goofy videos. And yes there is that aspect of it. But then I met the art community and started watching more, and more people painting, sculpting, drawing. You name it, people are so cleaver and creative on how to make art. I am currently trying to find my place in the art world and that app gave me a good push. I have made so many very wonderful people that I can call my friends. I may not be able to physically see them in person, but the support that they provide me along with my family is immense. I did my first gallery showing this last year in 2022. It was an honor to be approached and ask, but it was based off of what they saw in my Etsy store which did not include any art. So I created 8 graphite pieces, all framed and showcased those. What a great event. Then a few months late I was approached by CSPS in Cedar Rapids to to a 6-8 week exhibit. So currently that where I am at. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy!
I love what I do and hope this gives me a platform to have people come and look at what I do and hopefully purchase something that I enjoy making. I love art. In any form but to create it is the ultimate payoff for me. I recently started doing Diamond painting, which is a lot like cross stitch but with drills that look like little diamonds to create a picture. They are time consuming but so work the commitment in the end.