I’ve Gone International

So yeah…I’m an Artist.

Whoa! That feels both strange and liberating at the exact same time. I kinda love it ๐Ÿ™‚

I started really focusing on my art back in February. I’ve blogged about it before but I’ll mention it again because it’s just so important to me. My step-brother was tragically killed in a car accident. His death hit me so hard that it made me question my life and my purpose. In the midst of grieving I turned to art and created a piece especially for him.

That was the beginning.

Now it’s July and I’m finally at a stage where I can call myself an artist without looking over my shoulder and waiting for someone to point at me and yell…




It’s been an uphill battle with my own ego. Calling myself an artist has been a lot harder to do than calling myself a writer. Weird. Labels are such strange things. It’s why I’ve adapted the Creative label. It’s all encompassing and fits better.

But here I am, an artist selling her work on Etsy. Or as I like telling my friends…I’ve gone international ๐Ÿ˜‰

Heading to Kentucky soon!

My birdies are now in Illinois, Oregon, Tennessee, British Columbia and soon to be flying south to Kentucky. I’m so proud of myself for taking a chance and putting it all out there. I’m happy that others love my little birdies as much as I do! Each day I’m creating more and pouring my heart and soul into each piece. I’ve branched into hearts and stars as well, because who doesn’t need a little bit of that in their lives? I’m custom making pieces and being as flexible as possible without losing my own sense of self in the work. My art also incorporates my other passion – writing. I love adding snippets of novels or quotes by authors into each piece. The backgrounds are vintage dress patterns and even though I don’t sew, it just seems perfect for me.

If you are interested check out my Etsy Shop or drop me an email. I love hearing from all of you ๐Ÿ™‚







4 responses to “I’ve Gone International”

  1. Charron's Chatter Avatar

    Wow. I turned to writing when my sister was tragically killed. Amazing what beauty can spring from the depths of despair. Your work is simply beautiful. ๐Ÿ™‚ (my sister was a professional caliber artist, so I should know…:)

    1. ajjrichmond Avatar

      I’m so sorry to hear that, but you are right, beauty has a way of brightening even the darkest days! Thanks for stopping by to comment ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Lillie McFerrin Avatar

    You have every reason to be proud of yourself!! It’s no small thing to put yourself out there, to bare your soul for all to critique. An artist you are ๐Ÿ™‚ An artist and a truly amazing lady! Congrats!!!

    1. ajjrichmond Avatar

      Thanks so much Lillie!! ๐Ÿ™‚

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