Famous Artist Claire Brightly here....
10% of profits of sales from this website go to the Charity
Save the Tails
EVERYTHING HERE IS HANDMADE BY ME, EVEN THE MAGNETS, I LAMINATE THEM ON MY LAMINATOR, THEN CUT THEM OUT INTO DIFFERENT SHAPES, then I affix a magnet to the back.
TOWELS ARE selling so well that I seem to be sitting at the sewing machine A LOT!!
I put my artwork on lovely striped colorful towels! They are super!
I paint backwards on old windows (reverse-glass painting). I am especially suited for this process because I've always been able to write backwards! A lot of my towel images come from window paintings.
I was making Cardboard Paintings, I called them the "Archival Schmival" Series. They hang from wire with beads and you can put them over a doornob... or on a wall. UPDATE: They are not selling like hotcakes, they are selling more like cardboard, he-he (... on to something different...) BUT I did get some images for my towels from some of these paintings... and this leads me to my next sermon "there's no such thing as wasted time" "amen."
ABOUT ME: I grew up in Atlanta, went to Boone NC to college for some partying and meeting some lifelong friends, then to GA State for a quarter, then to Ft. Collins CO to study art, or so I thought, but I didn't think I could do it so I majored in Black & White photography, which I'm not that great at. Back to Atlanta where I went to the Portfolio Center to become a Commercial Photographer, (I was dreading it from the start, all those numbers and exposures and things you have to keep track of, augh!! but I was going to do it anyway!...then I saw some graphic design work on the wall and was super struck with the idea that "i want to do THAT!" so I polled some people, asking "do you have to be able to draw to be a graphic designer?" they said "no" so I immediately switched careers. I did really well! Got a job in Greenville SC (picking up a few more lifelong friends, to go along with my other Pace Academy 4th grade lifelong friends and those Boone NC ones I picked up in 1981) and finally one day (doing Landmark Education for a while helped me make the leap) I decided to try to make a go of it, and started doing art and art shows. I was freelancing (graphic design) in this transition period. Right now I'm living on a muscadine vineyard in Decatur GA and am very happy with a Now Successful business! I have many stores buying and reordering my towels!! And I sell my magnets by the tons at some stores. I come up with ideas regularly, and am always sewing something or making or painting ... Business is Great, People are Terrific & Life is WONDERFUL!!! yaHOOO!