I imagine my customers, standing in front of a blank wall.
With a pocketful of paint chips, a fistful of fabric swatches, and a whole lotta “I’m not creative” in their heads.
I really think of you as I create. I know you want to express yourself and create a magical little corner in your home where everything feels calm and light and warm.
But now you’re 3 paint colors in, and it feels empty and boring and you don’t know what to do next. You probably need something on that wall to make it feel like home, but you’re kind of afraid of to take the leap and buy art for it. You don’t even know where to begin.
I know what you’re thinking:
“What color would go right in here?
What size would be best?
What do I put with it?
How do I even hang it up?”
I want to whisper, “Stop panicking. believe in yourself - and just. start. creating!”
I’m Bonnie, and I create art for those who want to share who they are, while they discover the power of creative expression.
I BELIEVE THAT EXPRESSING YOURSELF WITH ART HELPS YOU CONNECT WITH THE WORLD IN MAGICAL AND MEANINGFUL WAYS.
I’ve loved creating art since I was a child, so I studied art in college and decided to make it my career. I learned all about the principles, history and skills that go along with being a professional artist.
But when I became a mother, I realized that the idea I had of being an artist had a whole new layer.
Creating craft projects with my kids was such an amazing experience! I realized that helping them to recognize their own creativity really helped me to expand on my own. It was like they were little birds who didn’t know yet that they had wings.
THEY PRACTICED AND GAINED CONFIDENCE - AND EVENTUALLY FOUND THEIR OWN WINGS.
As they grew and life became more complicated, I discovered yet another purpose for creating.
As Twyla Tharp says “Creating art is the only way to run away without leaving home.”
Painting and creating art became a way to cope with stress. I’ve found in art a way to keep calm myself so that I could be a strong and capable role model for my girls, and so that my own creative life could continue to grow.
And I know I’m not alone in this. I’ve seen so many amazing women - young and old - crippled by anxiety and stress, and it is just such a shame. It’s become my mission now, to help as many people as I can to discover and embrace their own creativity, so that they can grow and stretch their wings - and learn to fly.
“Creating art is the only way to run away without leaving home.”
Whether you are hanging art on your wall to express your unique style, or creating a piece of art or a craft, I believe that art can fill ALL of your empty spaces, inside and out.
I am honored and excited to be a guide to you - if you’ll have me - as you discover your own creativity and style. You can do more than you think you can!