Mini Hand Carved Nature Scene Gourd Pendant ~ I start with a piece of gourd shell that I have cleaned then I carve down several layers to create a Natural scene with Mountains, trees, lakes, starry skies & a moon. I then hand paint each layer with acrylic paint. The stars are created with glitter. I
I decided to start my blog so I could possibly get discovered more & generate more at home sales, so here I am. Some what exposing myself more than I am used to. I have been telling people for years I should write a book about my daily life & what it is like to be an artist these days, however I am going to have to keep the blog to safer, cleaner content ~but this will be a good start if I continue to follow through. I hope to not only bore you with my words but also create some sort of 'field trips' with video to help you experience more of what I see & go through. I also hope to create some of my own videos showing how I do what I do.
So to begin I will explain a little about me, I am a mother of two, wife, live in Northern Utah, Artist & greenhouse owner. Boring I know but I was born (just barley) in the sixties & consider myself the HIPPIE version of Martha Stewart. Which might liven things up a bit! Keep in mind I am no where near as organi…
~ GIVING BACK ~
I have heard many people say things that insinuate they have absolutely NO artistic talent.
I have always thought that creativity comes from a muscle you have in your brain, when you don't use your muscles they become weak. I also believe we never give ourselves enough credit & we are usually the most critical to ourselves, I respond to these comments by telling people we use or creative side more than we realize & they should give themselves more credit, by pointing out to them they have done a wonderful job creatively putting the clothing they are wearing together, their hairdo or makeup.
Showing others they too can create something beautiful is truly one of my favorite things about being an artist! First recognizing the fear & doubt a person has when they are trying something artistic for the first time, their hesitancy, all recognizable because I too feel this way each time I challenge or push myself into a new level. Helping build their confidence,…