Hello! Thanks for checking in. I continue to glow from the support I've been receiving from people regarding my art. How fun! I've worked really hard and, well, it's just super nice of y'all.
August and September were full of firsts for me. Looks like October will be the same. If you're interested in what I'm doing, continue reading! (If not, that's okay..but you're here, so tell me what YOU'RE up to if you want!) email@example.com
I did my first pet portraits in August. Meet Maggie and Molly:
Until now, I have only painted crazy fictional dogs. But after seeing my weird dog paintings at Jam on Hawthorne, a real dog owner contacted me about capturing her dogs in some art!
Maggie and Molly are getting on in years and she loves them so much. After exchanging many pictures and hearing stories, I really feel like I got to know these sweet animals. I enjoyed it so much. Check 'em out:
I'll be doing more for sure! Contact me if you're interested in a pet portrait of your own. In fact, I'll be creating a page within the site dedicated to this soon. firstname.lastname@example.org
I got my first studio outside of the house in September. I LOVE it. It's nothing fancy but it's a space where all I have to do is paint. I get SO much done there. I wish I had made this step sooner! But I didn't. So hooray for making it now! Still gettin' moved in...
I completed my first MURAL in September. Whaaat? Not only was this my first mural, but it was my first time painting anything larger than about 16"x20" (and I generally paint even smaller than that). This baby was 10 feet by 19 FEET. I had 72 hours to complete the project. A new artist comes in and covers it in October. Fun, right? If you want to check it out, you've got another week to do it. 412 NW Couch, Portland. (In the lobby of the Goldsmith building.) THERE IS A COFFEE CART IN THE LOBBY UNTIL 4PM. TRY TO GET SOME COFFEE THERE. It's delicious and the guy who runs the cart really takes pride in everything he does. The type of guy you wanna give business to. Deadstock Coffee on Instagram
October is on the way and it's my favorite time of year.
I long for this time of year the rest of the year! Who's with me?
This event also coincides with the first time I'm turning 42! (omg) That's right, 10/3 is also my birthday. So come say hello...and get a jump on your holiday shopping, too! I may have cupcakes!
ARE YOU DOING SOMETHING FOR THE FIRST TIME? Or maybe for the 100th time but in a different way? Tell me about it! You can leave a comment below or email me directly. I'd love to hear from you. email@example.com