I’ve been doing a lot of thinking lately and for as long as I can remember I’ve been painting. I had all of those little watercolor sets when I was little and then started taking oil painting when I was 9 and fell in love. I’m only truly happy and free when there is a brush in my hand. I may enjoy many facets of the art world but I think painting is my true love. When I was little I remember my mom taping paper to the walls for me to paint and draw on throughout the day. She didn’t want to stunt my creativity but at the same time didn’t want me drawing all over the house! I think that’s when my love of murals truly started. I love working large and working on walls is definitely a passion of mine.
With all of that said I’ve decided to start a mural business on the side of my many other projects!
I love to be busy and I love art and would love to share the talent with everyone. I’ve been painting murals for my son for years and now with another one on the way I find myself spending any spare time in the two bedrooms repainting them. My 8 yr old is getting a Lego Ninjago theme and the nursery is getting a dragon’s castle. I’m having so much fun!
With my new side leg of business I’ve decided that I also want to give back to the community and have a love of animals, I’m allergic to pet dander but have 2 cats and a dog and love them with all of my heart. The two cats were strays that we took in and the dog was a rescue from a foster company, they saved his mother and she ended up having 10 puppies while in their care. To show my appreciation for everything that they do I want to give back 10% of my earnings from murals to this organization Paws and Prayers (http://www.pawsandprayers.org/) I may not be able to take anymore pets into my house for the time being but still want to take care of these animals and make sure they find great new homes and hope my donations will truly help them.
What ventures are you working on right now and in what ways are you giving back to the community? I’m always looking for great stories to share and great new ideas that I may be a part of as well. Thanks for sharing!