Happy 10th Birthday, Hopscotch Art! It’s hard to believe that 2014 marks a decade of sharing my art with you. To celebrate this special birthday, I created a new card from my watercolor of chocolate cake with peanut butter frosting and crumbles of mini peanut butter cups on top (it’s gluten-free cake, of course!).
New Greeting Card coming in May!
Being a private person in the beginning, I created solely for my family and my friends. They were grateful and complimentary, as F&F always are. For those initial kindnesses, I’ll always be grateful. Grandpa, bless his heart, said “She’s like our Georgia O’Keefe.” I wasn’t, of course, but grandparents are the bestest kind of people.
As bravery increased, so did the need to share. I always loved Show N’ Tell in grade school. It brought me out of my shy nature.
Greeting cards were a small, safe way to ease my way out of the yellow art room with my art. Then painting with watercolors stole my heart! As I began to show my work and put my timid self out there, I met some really great, hard-working, passionate people. Mr. Montague’s card shop in Cherry Creek was my first official retailer, and I will always recall his welcome enthusiasm for my work.
I agree with Bobby Solomon’s quote: “Put yourself, and your work, out there every day, and you’ll start meeting some amazing people.”
Thank you to all the amazing people I’ve met through art!