This story is about a relationship. It began with an Etsy shop that was not quite as I expected and a friend that owned a shop in downtown Fredericksburg, Virginia.
The story begins with a gift that my daughter gave me for Christmas a number of years ago. It was a phone case that had a small sweet bird on the front and I thought it was adorable. It was purchased from a website called Society6. I had no idea that this existed as a place where you can buy artwork on products like phone cases, pillows, tote bags, art prints, and more. I was intrigued by this as I had begun the process of painting illustrations for a book written by Dr. Bertice Berry. My choice was to do these paintings in watercolor and I soon developed a love for this medium.