Stacy Macklin's Profile

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My husband and I enjoy painting together as a pasttime. We like comic book characters, video game characters, and anime best. We also do scenery or other projects, if asked. We also like to construct other items (like the Mario NES question mark boxes that we made for a friend or our son's dresser that we painted together).

I don't remember not painting, or at least doing some kind of art. My grandparents owned a small craft shop on the local waterfront for years before they got too sick to run it any more. I remember being a little girl and sitting in on tole painting, stained glass workshops, watercolor lessons, china painting, beading, jewelry making, you name it! My grandfather (who is my hero) does amazing work with oils and does some incredible landscapes. I felt like I had failed as an artist because my landscapes never looked quite right…

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  • Female
  • Born on October 11
  • Joined April 12, 2012

Favorite materials

acrylic, paint, wood, canvas, marker, sharpies, stained glass, watercolor, beading, jewelry making

About

My husband and I enjoy painting together as a pasttime. We like comic book characters, video game characters, and anime best. We also do scenery or other projects, if asked. We also like to construct other items (like the Mario NES question mark boxes that we made for a friend or our son's dresser that we painted together).

I don't remember not painting, or at least doing some kind of art. My grandparents owned a small craft shop on the local waterfront for years before they got too sick to run it any more. I remember being a little girl and sitting in on tole painting, stained glass workshops, watercolor lessons, china painting, beading, jewelry making, you name it! My grandfather (who is my hero) does amazing work with oils and does some incredible landscapes. I felt like I had failed as an artist because my landscapes never looked quite right.

(Sadly, my grandfather has recently passed away and I haven't been able to get back into painting, as that was a pastime that we shared.)

After having two children and being divorced at 21 (and not touching a brush for several years), I moved back to the small town where I grew up. I ran into my old high school sweetheart, who was thrilled at the idea of being a father. One night he suggested listening to old school 80s hair bands and fooling around with painting. He was unaware that I grew up with arts and crafts. So we picked up some canvases and had our date night while our kids were sleeping. As soon as I learned that a Bob Ross landscape did not make for a success/fail relationship with painting (as a matter of fact, my Gambit and Rogue collections sold fast) I haven't stopped. It's still our favorite date night. We've recently moved our bedroom into the tiny office space and devoted our entire master bedroom into a studio (complete with anime paintings, action figures, and comic book storage).

I tend to stick to geeky comic book characters and superheros (they're my favorite). I also enjoy anything from a video game (the older, the better) and my landscapes are improving. After selling my first piece, I was blown away (that anyone would PAY for my work) and I haven't really looked back. I continue to try new things and ideas. I love hearing about someone's favorite character or game and surprising them with a custom hand-painted item.

My world revolves around school, my kids, raising them correctly (old school NES, Sega, and THEN you may have a PS3). No lie, we own every video game console dating back to Atari (you know, before we were born). Fortunately, my husband's the biggest geek I've ever met, so he keeps me sane. Weekly, we meet for RP nights (guess I never grew out of D&D either). We love double XP weekends on Playstation Network, but our true loves are comics, cult classic films (Star Wars, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, Rocky Horror...) old video games and systems... the like.

***New News! We now have a Pinterest site as well! Visit us there at http://pinterest.com/macklinsmurals***

Or, visit us on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/macklinsmurals

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