Several years ago, I had been going to a hairstylist named Janice. We became friends as often happens with your stylist! After learning about my art work, she wanted to see the snapshots of my portraits. She had two little girls, and she mentioned she’d like me to do portraits of them. So we talked about it from time to time over the years, but never made arrangements to do it.
Years later, out of the blue she called to tell me she was expecting a granddaughter! She had thought about the portraits and wanted me to do one of her daughter Brittany, now grown, for the baby shower. I was pleased and honored that she thought about me for this special occasion. She had in mind a vintage style portrait of her daughter as a baby or toddler to display along with some of her daughter’s baby things. We compared and discussed several different photographs and ideas until deciding on doing her as a toddler in sepia tones. She wanted Brittany to have a more updated look, so she asked me to add a larger bow in her hair, which is more in fashion today.
To me, this is one of the fun things about doing someone’s portrait. You can change things about them like their hair color, clothes, background etc., however I always require approval from the customer first.
You don't have to be an "artist" to have art or creativity in your world. Your home decor, your wardrobe preferences, the way you prepare for a project for work are all done using your own creativity, even if you don't realize it!
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Based in Birmingham, AL, I love creating portraits in charcoal and pastels. Join me on my creative journey, inspired by the people, places, and pets I've met along the way!