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I’m blessed with a day job I enjoy going to everyday. I work at Sandhill Crane Vineyards, and we are apart of the Southeast Michigan Wine Trail. This wine trail puts on events to bring customers to all the wineries on our trail over the course of a weekend- Pioneer Wine Trail, Art Along the Trail. My idea for this was to rangle all my talented staff and their art to show for the entire month of April, and what do you know it worked! Not only were my bosses cool enough to let me run wild with this idea, but they also ran a people’s choice award where our customers could vote for their favorite piece of art, and they awarded the top two a $50 prize. The day I took down all the art, I also got to tally the votes, it was wild how many participated, myself and one of my co workers won, and three of our staff members tied for third.

My pieces ‘Wounds in Spring’ inspired by all the new I felt coming into my life. Accompanied by Rumi.

I also had two smaller pieces ‘Live’ and ‘Feel’ we live by the sun and feel by the moon. I never get sick of this concept, and painting sun and moon inspired pieces. I used the flowers from my big piece to tie it all together.

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I love love love doing custom work! From this message-

‘I don’t have so much as theme ideas but color schemes. (I can give you paint chips for a reference idea)
My bedroom is Dark purple, black and silver. I like peacocks, lace, skeleton keys, cameras and makeup..haha
p.s. Your work is beautiful’

came this piece that ended up being one of my favorites to date!

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More wine inspired art!!!!

I had the splendid opportunity to be the featured artist for Michigan by the Bottle, Royal Oak. I’m very passionate about local, especially delicious local wine! This place is great, the vibe is wonderful, the staff and owners incredible! They partner with 8 michigan wineriess, so basically you can wine taste amazing Michigan wine all over the state without the drive! With that being said, my art will be hanging March-April. 

   

                                               

 

Everyday I day dream about what I want my future to look like, my career.

I want to paint for a living, I want to create original works of art for each and every person that wants one. I love being given an idea, color scheme, a photo, and painting it the way I interpret it onto a canvas. It’s my passion. I could never explain how amazing it feels to have someone want a piece of something that you made, sometimes it’s hard to say goodbye but the feeling of another person seeing, enjoying, wanting the vision that you created is 100% worth it.

I can literally see myself doing what I love, working from home, painting. Oh what bliss that would bring me.

I just finished this piece, I haven’t named it or anything. In fact I really hated it at first & thought I was going to scrap it, as usual.

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It seems I can’t tear myself away from cool colors with a splash of warmth. I love how this has turned out, and I think I’m going to leave it alone and declare it done.

I’ve been hit with a whole new inspiration, not for an exact painting or anything like that. To make my dream a reality. I want to create for people, inspire them, give them something they love. A piece of art to look at everyday, that they want to look at over and over every day, and even see something new in it. I’m going to work my ass off. What’s the point of all this technology if we don’t use it in our favor to catapult ourselves into the world, to be seen, heard. I have a voice, and I want everyone to see it.

Please like my page on FB, it’s a start;

 http://www.facebook.com/pages/Colleenmpeterson/497287450304051?ref=hl

I would like to mark this day in my life, today I sold my first piece of art. It felt amazing, not only to make a profit from something that I genuinely LOVE doing, but that this person wanted something that I made.

It seems like forever ago, one drunken night I expressed to a room full of men that I wanted to make a painting of a woman touching herself, which as expected they all encouraged. I started this painting early February & finally finished her mid April. I had so many people tell me that they wanted this painting, which was extremely flattering, but for some reason I never really pursued their interest in her. I have been attending the art institute of Novi for a little over a month now and ended up making friends with a man named Brian in my design fundamentals class. When we were chatting one day, me being a painter came into conversation and at the time I had just finished the painting so ended up showing him. His exact reaction was “I need her!!” & that is what brings me to writing this post right now. When I sold the painting to him today it took everything in me not to have the biggest, cheesiest smile on my face. I told him thank you, and he told me “continue what you do, I want you to be great.”  I can’t express enough how happy, & confident this has made me feel, and I will continue to do what I do, and I will be great.

Thank you Brian, enjoy her.