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’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 found a new purpose for creating art.
Creating craft projects with my kids was such an amazing experience! This special time we spent together connected us in totally new ways. I saw how painting and drawing helped them to gain confidence and recognize their uniqueness. It allowed me to teach them that it's ok to get messy and make mistakes. It opened the door to so many beautiful and fun learning moments. It was like they were little birds who didn’t yet know they could fly.
THEY PRACTICED AND GAINED CONFIDENCE - AND EVENTUALLY FOUND THEIR OWN WINGS.
As they grew and life became more complicated, I discovered yet another reason to continue my art practice.
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 relieve my anxiety when life got tough. I never imagined that art could help me to find calm and focus so that I could be a strong and capable role model for my daughters.
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 gain the confidence they need to spread 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 as you discover your own creativity and style. You can do this!