This month, I had the opportunity to be featured in Painting World Magazine, a painting publication for artists of all levels and mediums. The magazine is published 7 times per year in the United States and internationally, and offers DIY and painting projects from a wide range of talented artists in the fine art industry.
I recently took a trip to Grand Forks and Fargo, North Dakota to check out the range of Princeton products at Hobby Lobby and other local retailers. I had heard that Fargo is a beautiful city with twinkling lights, boutiques with handmade décor and unique floral arrangements, as well as a completely unique hotel called The Donaldson.
It all began with a blankie…if I look around my home there is a recurring theme…beautiful blankets. Perhaps it is the weather here or my desire to be cuddled into solid pink velvet, but both Nya and I love blankets. While in Gimli this past week we discovered a beautiful store with the most wonderful people. It was called Fabriculous and you can find them here https://fabriculous.com They have lessons but are too far for me to travel to this fall. We wandered in on vacation and fell in love with the fabric and colors.
Filling my studio with works of art is a passion. I come home from travels with new treasures, which include anything from pearl opera glasses and carved cameos all the way to portraits.
The round brush is a traditional shape which includes spotters, short liners, script liners, the basic round and Princeton’s new long round. The Velvetouch™ Long Rounds were developed over several years by the expert brush makers at Princeton and rigorously tested by Willow Wolfe and a team of artists for performance, durability and quality. It is a premiium blend of luxury synthetic, tapered to provide precision and fine detail, while the full body provides a controlled release of color.
As an artist, my commercial career began with my first book, Beautiful Birds. It saw great success, had three print runs and was sold in multiple countries. I still love the idea of printed books and miss the days when we dog eared the pages and got paint all over them. I will publish another printed book at some point, however, I have embarked on the publication of several e-books. They allow artists to instantly have access, print the pages they desire and re-print them should they need to. They also allow us to put in far more color pages than a publisher would have allowed.