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I never started out proclaiming myself an artist. In fact I wanted to go to law school and in my last semester in graduate school I was bitten by the bug. When that bug bite I immediately dropped out of school it was then that I knew what I wanted to do with the rest of my life. My friends thought I was crazy even strangers who I told the story to like my friends thought I had lost my mind. No one drops out of graduate school two classes away from graduating, right? Well I did, and I have never regretted my decision, well maybe once or twice I questioned my own sanity.

Now I know you all out there probably are now thinking the same thing, but only the true artist knows what I am saying. When the bug bites you are never to be the same again, you may even forget who you use to be before the bite. Well anyway back to the story, I was sitting at home watching my trillionth…

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  • Born on December 11
  • Joined June 30, 2006

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antique vintage wood furniture favorite favorite absolute favorite old paper even older photos

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I never started out proclaiming myself an artist. In fact I wanted to go to law school and in my last semester in graduate school I was bitten by the bug. When that bug bite I immediately dropped out of school it was then that I knew what I wanted to do with the rest of my life. My friends thought I was crazy even strangers who I told the story to like my friends thought I had lost my mind. No one drops out of graduate school two classes away from graduating, right? Well I did, and I have never regretted my decision, well maybe once or twice I questioned my own sanity.

Now I know you all out there probably are now thinking the same thing, but only the true artist knows what I am saying. When the bug bites you are never to be the same again, you may even forget who you use to be before the bite. Well anyway back to the story, I was sitting at home watching my trillionth episode of Oprah when suddenly she asked a most profound question. A question I had never heard before or one that had never been asked of me. It was during the time you may remember when the media dubbed this portion of her shows as CHANGE YOUR LIFE T.V. And change my life it did. She asked her audience and those of us watching, "what is your passion (follow it)". Who goes around asking this sort of question I guess Oprah of course. So I asked myself what was my passion. I don't remember if it hit me instantly or not but it seems like it did.

What gives me passion??? What makes my heart skip a beat??? What can I not live without??? What would I do even if I didn't get paid doing it??? Painting furniture of course, what else...When I'm engaged in the process it's like time has stood still, like time has stopped or maybe it never existed at all. I lose my ability to use all of my senses I cannot hear, I cannot talk, I cannot concentrate on anything else but what I am doing, the world no longer exist it is only me and that piece of furniture we are the only known survivors the last of our kind. I often get this feeling whenever I'm working with any kind of wood....But old, discarded, worn out, tired, neglected, unappreciated, abandoned, forgotten, dilapidated, used and, misused furniture is the only true master of me.

My absolute,absolute dream is to one day open my very own vintage furniture shop, displaying all the lovely furniture I have painted and restyled. This is my biggest dream besides someday being a mother.

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