August and Paint

 An example of a gallery wall in my own space.

An example of a gallery wall in my own space.

 New long and skinny abstract art.

New long and skinny abstract art.

 After installation of several paintings into collector's home recently. 

After installation of several paintings into collector's home recently. 

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!

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