#MarchMeetTheMaker asks "How did you get started?" 😊
I had just had my youngest daughter and had become a stay at home mom in a new city and I was looking for a creative outlet and something that might allow me to earn extra money from home.
I have always loved caricatures and had several of our little family. Al Hirschfeld was a huge influence on me as he made it look so simple 'tho it was far from it.
I also started learning how to decorative paint from Priscilla Houser via HGTV and her books ❤❤❤ Then I started learning about stained glass from an artist who has since retired but who created portraits on stained glass and other magnificent works of art 😍😍😍 And my imagination then took over!
I started painting florals on glass and added caricatures and Crystal Peace was born. That was in 2000 and I made it official in September 2001. I initially sold on ebay and high end boutiques in SoCal and then opened a shop on Etsy serving brides and grooms and wedding planners.
It has been 18 years of creating thousands of caricature art pieces, being featured as the #1 #coolgroomsmengift on a wide variety of wedding sites and countless other opportunities. This year I am focusing on expanding my illustration art portfolio, and I can't wait to show you what's coming 😊 Onward and upward!
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