Artist Profiles

Featuring Some Amazing Creative Minds


Some of you may know that I have a degree in Fine Art with a concentration in painting; but, not that many of you know that because I don't really bring it up. It's not that I didn't like it, I've just never been the type of person to just talk about my art all the time because I have many many different interests and also talking about things that I have made is embarrassing. However, when I do have the chance to mingle with other artsy folks, I am swallowed up into a wonderful world of creativity and initiative. I'm always amazed by other artists and their work ethic. When their craft is important to them, it is obvious and wonderful to watch.
I love a variety of mediums and the fact that they attract so many types of personalities. I've been privileged enough to befriend a few of these people and I want to share their skills with you here on the blog. I've emailed a few friends from back home (H-Town, Texas), from college (Furman University in Greenville, SC) and from here in St. Louis. I asked them all if they would be interested in writing blurbs about themselves, maybe doing a little DIY, or showing off a makeover or even just having me profile their work. The first official post will be done by my sweet St. Louis friend, Joyce McCown of Moonshadow Press.

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She works with a few different mediums and looks at the world in such a whimsical way. My personal favorite series she did was most recently, when she found some incredible vintage photographs of St. Louis and hand-stitched colorful thread into them.

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She also does quite a bit of hand lettering, which is an ability that I simply do not have. It's really impressive to me. She has an etsy shop called Moon Shadow Printables, where you can buy all of those goodies. I'm looking forward to reading what she says, so don't forget to check back tomorrow!