Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Deny Designs

I am so excited about this opportunity! My friend Erin recently passed my artwork on to some of her friends that own Deny Designs. I was delighted (and pretty darn surprised) when they contacted me saying they would like to use my artwork on their site. The website is a super fun idea; liven up your standard home goods (shower curtains, bedding, blankets, clocks, etc) by having them printed with original artwork. Here's to hoping someone out there is on the search for a hot air ballon shower curtain!:)

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Arts in the Park 2012

My first real show! Back in October I applied for Arts in the Park, a yearly arts festival in Johansen Park in Atlantic Beach. I was so excited to be accepted, and can't believe how fast April got here. 

I don't usually think of myself as shy, but the morning of, getting ready to talk to people about my art, I was a ball of nerves! It's one thing to hole up in my art room and paint away...it's a whole other thing to sit at a table with a bunch of people looking at it. Eeek. In spite of all the nerves, I can't believe how well it went, and how much FUN I had! I am a horrible sales person, but seeing how much joy people had when they really connected with a piece made me ridiculously happy too. 

MAJOR highlight of the day: My friend Erin had commissioned a painting of the first house she and her husband had lived in for their anniversary. She wrote a sweet note on the tag, and I 'planted' it in the midst of the other paintings for him to stumble on when they stopped by. He was so surprised! I can't help smiling every time I think about it:)