Seriously. Have you ever met a family that was so damn talented you just wanted to punch them because YOU can't even draw a straight line.....using a straight edge?
That's our family.
My dad drew beautiful pencil drawings when he was a young boy that my grandmothers framed and proudly hung on her wall.
My mom. Where do I start. Growing up we were ALWAYS doing something creative. I was the kid who had jute hanging from the ceiling in the living room where my mom was working on the next plant holder or hanging table.....yes, those tables hung and held all sorts of fragile objects. Super cool. Right?
We also had a kiln in our garage. Anybody else have a kiln in your garage growing up? And what is a kiln anyways? Well let me tell ya. A kiln is one hot mother f'er, that's what it is. We would paint on ceramic/clay (not sure what you call the mixture) that we had poured into our very own molds and then fired the creations. Fire that is what it was called. Hot. Hot. Fire. And. Yes. We had a ton of beautifully painted ceramics displayed in our home and if you were related or a friend you had them in your home too. We shared, that's how we roll.
The creative talent didn't stop with our parents. They so kindly passed it on to us kids.....well, most of us.
One of my little brothers painted an amazing motorcycle mural on his bedroom wall. He has a good eye (that's something special creative people have.....a good eye, don't be jealous) but didn't turn his skill into anything more than a secret he holds near his creative soul.
Another brother from the same mother created a successful restaurant. A restaurant that's design and menu are so very different than any other restaurant in the area. He also supports the art community each month by displaying in his restaurant a different artists art each month. Kuddos Bro.
My sister is so dang talented she can pretty much work with any medium and create a beautiful piece of art. She's a graduate of the Kansas City Art Institute and is serious about her art career. She's not afraid to step out of her comfort zone and try a technique. She has welded, torched, painted, sculpted and created some amazing pieces. I'm sure I've left out some tools of her trade but you get the picture. She's good. Real good.
Like my/our mom she wasn't stingy with her creative abilities she passed them on to her two kids. Her son creates the most beautiful carved wood handle knives you've ever laid your eyes on. Her daughter just created the most ingenious beautiful wood dog crate/desk combo. These kids got talent ya'll.
Then there's me. I love designing. Anything and Everything. My initial plan out of high school was to go to college and become an architect. Big Fat Fail. Didn't happen, the whole college thing...well, at least at that time. But I still had this thing for design boiling in my blood. I seriously could not and still can't go into a home or building without redesigning it. So when you invite me over and it seems I've withdrawn into myself I'm really just redesigning your entire house and the decor. Sorry......but not really, I'm enjoying myself.
I didn't become the successful architect I dreamed about but I did shift those creative vibes to designing jewelry. Most of my designs I've simply taught myself how to get it to the end piece. A lot of trial and error. But I think I'm ready to take some classes and take my designs to the next level. Scary and exciting at the same time.
Not to leave my creative legacy in my own studio my talents rubbed off on my daughter as well. She is all over the place with her talents. This girl lugged a 8 pound Marilyn Monroe bust from KC to Tulsa to bring to her momma. She has piddled in clay, wood, acrylic, oils, photography and business. Not to brag or anything but everything she has dipped into she has made beauty and success.
With all of this said.....nobody is surprised to see me and my sis join our talents together. We are participating in our first show together her in a month and we are so pumped. You guys will be in awwwww! The show we are doing together is in Olathe, Kansas at the Fall Swing. September 30 - October 1. It's gonna be in a pumpkin patch ya'll, how cool is that? Oh, and there's wine too. BONUS!!! Hosted by the Strawberry Indie Craft Fair at 13875 S. Gardener Rd. Olathe, Kansas. In the area, come see us.
I hope you're ready for us Kansas City. We are the Spirited Sisters.
Her and I have been through HELL and back but one thing is for sure our love for our creativity never died. We know you'll love our styles as much as we do.