Hi, I’m Elle. I love art and creating pretty things. Everyday.
When I was a little girl, I remember seeing my mom with some oil paints, a brush in hand, and a canvas in front of her. She was painting something, but she’d wouldn’t let me near it. I went outside and played, forgetting all about the fascinating world of art. My mom didn’t teach me anything about art and so I grew up thinking I wasn’t artistic.
When I had children, I didn’t think to teach them art either. It was through my middle daughter, I began to appreciate art. She started drawing when she was only 3 years old. I remember her first drawing was of a Veggie Tales character and she drew it with a lot of detail for a 3 year old. Over the years, her skill developed and she now creates anime characters, loves acrylic painting, and copic markers. Seeing her passion for art drove me to try it myself.
After losing my mom and going through a lot of hard times, I decided I wanted to learn graphic design. I spent hours reading books and learning on Lynda.com and Skillshare. I picked up how to use the Adobe Illustrator program. I also taught myself how to hand letter, use watercolors, and acrylic painting. I was hooked. Everyday, I’m learning new things that I hope to share here. But truly, art has been my escape from a lot of stress and even much sorrow that has come into my life. Without art, life wouldn’t be as beautiful and enjoyable as it is. Art is all around us if we look. Everyday.
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