I always felt a little unimportant as an artist.
I mean, I'm not curing cancer, I'm not fixing any of the world's many, many problems.
I just doodle and scribble pretty much.
I'm just purely decorative.
Then it was one of those days that we've all had.
One you wish you could just skip over and forget.
One where if something was going to go wrong, it surely would.
Or one just full of bad news you wish it would just go away.
It was also one of those days like many others that yet another shameful online purchase arrived.
Every time I hear that big brown, box truck downshifting a quarter mile away and my heart starts a beating.
I can't remember what arrived that day, but it was something pretty, or fancy or fun.
I can't recall.
But at that moment I had an epiphany.
It's just stuff.
The fluffy stuff in life.
But it really made me happy.
With everything in life to endure, be it bills, illness or sadness
this was a happy thing and it mattered.
That made me feel ok with being "just" an artist.
I get to make pretty things that might make someone happy, or make a happy home.
It's these "things" be it flowers for your garden, crazy new shoes, or pretties for your home that make the bad things more bearable.
So all that said I am honestly (and shamelessly!) proud to announce my own new line
of pretties for the home.
It was a labor of love designing fabric with my artwork and paintings and then having soft goods hand crafted.
Cushy pillows, cozy down eiderdowns quilts, and plump tuffets all covered with artful designs.
I am hoping that in some small way they may bring you some joy and comfort to you and your home.
Thanks to all who inspired and encouraged me!
To take a peek and learn more