I’ve been painting for what seems like forever. I remember painting a HUGE Winnie the Pooh mural in my daughters nursey. She’s now almost 18. Then our son came along & it was everything dinosuars & super heroes.
In 2012-2013 I started painting furniture “for a living”. And by for a living I mean I had a paintbrush in my hand while chasing the kids around the house.I had the bright idea to start my own buisness Facebook page & things took off on their own. I loved it! I was taking old outdated pieces & bringing them back to life. I had a waiting list of custom pieces & we had a garage full of furniture.
At some point, I couldn’t even tell you when, clients ended up seeing the artwork I had done for our kids & they started requesting it for theirs. I loved the mix up of furniture & canvas art. My back appreciated it as well.
Over time my heart started to shift & my back & neck pain became unbearable. Injections into my neck needed to stop. I wasn’t really comfortable with having it done so often. But there was no way I could stop painting. It’s kind of in my DNA. If I go to long without it, anxiety starts creeping in. Its weird, I know.
So, it was time to reevaluate. While I love painting furniture, I could feel a shift in myself. I was leaning more into my art & less intomy furniture. So in late 2020, while the world was in the middle of a pandemic, I decided now’s the time to make a shift in my business.
So here we are. 2021 & we’re making a fresh start! Starting over is such a vulnerable feeling but I know it’s the right decision.