An Obsession with Painting
I invite you take a few minutes to learn a bit about me. If you do, I have a disclaimer to share first: The reason I feel like I should share these personal details with you, is because these experiences define my now insatiable appetite to create and paint.
The past several years presented multiple challenging personal and professional changes to my life. My mother unexpectedly passed away, I got divorced, I survived staph infection after several weeks in ICU, I had a severe concussion, and after 15 years with the same company - my job was eliminated. Wait! It hasn't all been doom and gloom; I met the love of my life, John, and got remarried. My father got remarried to an amazing woman. And I grew as a mother to my now crazy happy 6-year-old daughter, Olivia.
These experiences helped me see that I am constantly learning new things about myself and I am forever evolving as a wife, mother, and more. My daughter taught me to love all colors with an even greater affinity to rainbow colors. My husband has taught me to be to embrace the fact that I can't please everyone. But, I absolutely must please myself. And I have discovered, that any material object can change or evolve from current state - with the use of paint. My obsession with paint went from being an outlet or coping mechanism, to something I can’t go a single day without doing. I buy a new lamp, I paint the shade. I buy a new frame, I paint it to bring the beautiful details out in bold and unique ways. I am constantly experimenting with diverse types of paints and inks, endless colors, different surfaces, variety of techniques, etc.
The evolution of an item that occurs from me painting it, is such an amazing experience. The opportunity to change a material object on such a significant level, I now know, is my personal way of renewing my purpose in all facets of my life daily. Painting brings me joy, a sense of peace, and a feeling of accomplishment. These feelings defined the name of my store: Love2Paint Home Décor.
You may like my work, you may not. But every piece I bring to you, has helped me continue growing as a person. And that, is what matters most.