TurquoiseRhinoceros

Art. With heart.

Tacoma, Washington On Etsy since 2017

192 Sales | 5 out of 5 stars

TurquoiseRhinoceros

Art. With heart.

Tacoma, Washington | 192 Sales

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Candis Ladenburg

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Candis Ladenburg

Announcement    Hi there and welcome to Turquoise Rhinoceros--my little online gallery and shop! I am so excited you have stopped by and hope you will take a few moments to look around. Enjoy, and please come back often--I am continually adding new items to the shop.

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Last updated on Apr 18, 2018

Hi there and welcome to Turquoise Rhinoceros--my little online gallery and shop! I am so excited you have stopped by and hope you will take a few moments to look around. Enjoy, and please come back often--I am continually adding new items to the shop.

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About TurquoiseRhinoceros

Sales 192
On Etsy since 2017

“Don't ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive, and go do that, because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” -- Howard Thurman

The quote above pretty much sums up what prompted me to open my shop. With so much negativity and turmoil going on in the world I felt like I needed to do something positive, something from my heart, and something I truly love. Create art.

I've always been an artist, although I didn't think I was one until recently, because I never went to art school (instead I got a degree in Zoology and Ecology). I'm at a place in my life where my two boys (a tween and a teenager) don't need me as much so while I will always be "Mom" first, I also have this incredible opportunity to pursue a childhood dream--to be an artist. I AM an artist and I need to do what I can to put positivity into the world. To make people smile. To bring more color and whimsy into our lives. Because life is short, it shouldn't be taken too seriously and it desperately needs us to focus on the good.

I have always loved working with paper and began to paint several years ago. When I discovered the world of mixed media art where I could combine the two I was hooked and haven't looked back since. I love layering papers and paint to give lots of texture and of course, I love using as much color as possible. I am also an avid reader and am very inspired by well-written words and quotations. Often, the inspiration of my art comes first from the words.

I am thrilled you stopped by my shop and I hope you will drop a note to introduce yourself, stay a few moments to look around, and especially, I hope to have put a smile on your face.

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