August and Paint
A summer of creative goodness is the only way I can begin to describe this summer. It started in May when I decided to begin (with the help of a mentor) to develop my dream business over the summer for a Fall 2018 launch. Since my late 20's I have dreamed of being an interior designer. But I was deeply steeped in the field of high tech product design in the Silicon Valley. Not to mention I was a closet fiction writer. It took years of education, book publishing, and lots of product design to get to the point where I realized the ultimate dream wasn't going away. Since I was 8 years I loved designing spaces. But more so, I loved what a little color, pattern, shape and composition added the emotional tone of a room. How spaces and walls have the power to shift our self perception and create more connection with ourselves and others.
As I have been working with clients and the new website for interior this summer, I have also been painting large. Last weekend I helped install 7 paintings into a collector's home in combination with interior design consultation. This began with a private studio party where I pulled out several paintings for the collector to choose from. I am integrating wall art design into the interior design launch. I will also be continuing to fund this new venture with continued product experience design and branding. So it's gonna be a nutty year. I shouldn't be this happy about it. I should be falling over exhausted just thinking about it.
Some new things... I have simplified purchasing my art. Learn more here. And I have an exhibit coming up Sept 6 in the Pearl District Portland. Will announce the details soon. Thanks and have a wonderful August!