Thursday, March 20, 2014

Keep doing what you love!

One of the many paybacks of creating custom work for people is that I get to meet some of the sweetest peeps.  And I'm always so honored that they like what I do.  

And then, that connection, with that person, who appreciates something that comes from not only my hands, but my heart, is just a real joy.

I was given the opportunity to create the paintings above for a lovely lady and her daughters.  What fun to create a full wall of work for these gals to enjoy!

And I love that creating a custom piece, will sometimes force me out of my own limitations.  Of everything that I created for her, the "whatever" and "beautiful" canvases were two of my personal favorites.  I took a chance on doing something different with these two canvases and I was really happy with the results.  

This was another custom piece that I was very happy with the way it turned out.  I wanted a beautiful sky and the customer wanted a rainbow of colors.  I was thrilled with the outcome, even though I'm not quite sure how I accomplished it.  

This is one of the first canvases that I painted.  Its fun to look back and see just how much my painting has evolved in just a little over a year.  

And the thing I'm learning is that even though its sometimes frustrating, keep working.  Keep painting.  Keep drawing.  Its like any thing in life, be it a sport, cooking, gardening…the more you do, the more you grow.  

Growing and changing is good.