Posts with tag: "art simplicated"
My Creative Process
Sunday, March 06, 2016
My Creative Process

It's top secret, and I am not willing to share it with anyone who doesn't sign an agreement to pay me a million dollars! I'm just joking of course; in truth, it's kind of hard to describe my creative process because it is constantly changing. When I was a child I would get crayons and draw the same picture over and over again; until everything looked exactly as it did in my head. It was usually a drawing of my family with big round heads, no necks and twigs for extremities. There was a house with a door and four windows, a tree right next to it and a giant rainbow hovering over us. This was a very natural process for me and I thoroughly enjoyed being in the same space as creation, this was ...

Why Art Simplicated?
Tuesday, March 01, 2016
My Creative Process

  I decided to write this subject as a blog because I've been asked a few times the origins of “Art Simplicated”, and how I came to decide on that name to define my business. The story behind how the name came to represent me and my business is a little well...simplicated.It was in 2009 when the epiphany hit me but it feels as though it should have been one of those things I used to describe who I was growing up. A friend and I were having a conversation discussing my personality and how simple yet complicated I am. I am simple when it comes to material possessions and practicality yet to him I was completely complicated and difficult to understand on a mental and ...

It's My Artiversary!
Sunday, January 10, 2016
My Creative Process

Today is a special day because exactly one year ago today I jumped off of a proverbial cliff and didn't look back. January 10, 2015 was the first day of the rest of my life. I didn't get married, I didn't have a baby or start a new job. In fact I left my job and a steady paycheck to pursue a career in art full time.A lot of people might say it was a crazy move or they might give me the whole "Starving Artist" speech. The truth is, jumping is scary when you don't actually know what's going to happen. You could hit rock bottom, fall flat on your face and sustain some pretty serious injuries, you could perish; or you could develop your wings on your way down.I walk in faith, bathe in it, wear ...

Awesome Sauce!
Wednesday, December 30, 2015
My Creative Process

When I was approached in October about dressing up some walls with custom, painted murals for a new restaurant opening in Bridgeport I was excited! The restaurant specialized in Jamaican Caribbean Cuisine which happens to be a favorite of mine. I knew the owner personally and was more than happy to be a part of the renovation and beautification team.Her vision was simple; A large mural of Bob Marley on one wall and a large map of Jamaica on the other. I definitely had my work cut out because I had to work around the crew that was coming in to break down the old and build the new. I had approximately three weeks or so to get the job done before the planned opening of December 1st. Each wall ...

Wednesday, July 01, 2015
My Creative Process

In October, 2014 I made the decision to take a leap of faith and follow my dream of being a full time artist. I gave notice to my job in December and by January the journey began.It has now been just about six months and I can honestly say it's the best decision I could have made. I don't have a bunch of money saved up or a lineup of investors but I do have will, determination, heart, talent, a wonderful support system and a whole lot of faith.Doors have not stopped opening since the leap and so I am going through the doors that seem right for me. Discernment is important in this journey and I trust in myself to make the right decisions for me and my family.Up until now I have honestly been ...