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Hello!

So wonderful that you found me. I'm happy to "meet" you.

Creative expression is a way of breathing for me. Ever since early childhood, I've loved to draw, decorate, and daydream. Art is my form of meditation.

I worked for 16 years as a graphic designer, always behind a computer screen. And I loved it — the quick satisfaction and ease of manipulation. But recently, I've realized that I also miss the "maker" side of me — the side that loves to work with my hands and get messy. So, I picked up my paintbrush again, pulled out all my papers, and went to work. It feels wonderful to go back to a more traditional form of art again.

My silhouette painting series is a special favorite. To me, I am painting the peaceful souls of the subject(s). It's…

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  • Female
  • Born on January 1
  • Joined March 27, 2007

Favorite materials

Acrylic, canvas, paper, stiching, paint, fabric, jewels, ribbon, felt

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GertieDaeStudios
Silhouette Portraits, Original Paintings...

About

Hello!

So wonderful that you found me. I'm happy to "meet" you.

Creative expression is a way of breathing for me. Ever since early childhood, I've loved to draw, decorate, and daydream. Art is my form of meditation.

I worked for 16 years as a graphic designer, always behind a computer screen. And I loved it — the quick satisfaction and ease of manipulation. But recently, I've realized that I also miss the "maker" side of me — the side that loves to work with my hands and get messy. So, I picked up my paintbrush again, pulled out all my papers, and went to work. It feels wonderful to go back to a more traditional form of art again.

My silhouette painting series is a special favorite. To me, I am painting the peaceful souls of the subject(s). It's wonderful to show siblings, couples, and families together — they are all separate, but also connected to each other in a beautiful way.

My notecards are a way to take a step back from technology as well, and show someone that you took a moment to grab a pen and write them a note. When I make each card, I think about the wonderful things the sender might write, and of the smile of the person who receives it. A thoughtful gesture, from one heart to another.

Thanks for checking out my store! Check back often as I will be adding things all the time. If you would like to make a special request, just drop me a note!

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