Minted. + West Elm (studio news that made me dance – literally)
I am so excited about some news coming out of my studio this week:
A few weeks ago I entered a big art contest held by Minted. + West Elm; submitting 6 landscapes to a fine art challenge and just, really, hoped for the best. …after all, this is kind of too good to be true, and my odds were SO slim (guys, there were so so so many amazing entrees).
…But I wanted this. I wanted it bad. A chance to offer my artwork on Minted.com, in West Elm Stores, and on WestElm.com Ugh… how could I not think about it!?
Eventually my (eternal) wait was over and I found out that I won. I WON! You guys, I won FIRST PLACE! You should have seen my face. I really wanted to dance and yell all at once, but I was on a very professional conference call and didn’t want to miss a thing so I held it together (barely). I felt SO incredibly honored, and thankful, and so excited!
So, what does this mean? Well, there are still things to be done, and no, you can’t see my work online or in stores quite yet, but exciting things are going to be happening over the next few weeks and months and I will keep you in the know. Soon, I am honored to say, you will be able to buy my artwork from both Minted and West Elm!
In the mean time, check out my collection on Minted (not yet for sale). I am beyond honored to be collaborating with such stunning brands who are both so committed to independent artist and designers.
Thank you ALL for supporting and cheering me on. I know I didn’t talk about this contest at all on this blog, but I felt your support and love for my artistic career, and that has enabled me to take these risks and challenge myself to do new and exciting things.
This first place award goes to this painting specifically! xox, “Land of Plenty”
See my full collection on Minted here