My name is Meg and I'm an independent artist and crafter based in Boiling Springs, South Carolina. I've been running my art business since August 2020.

It all started on a whim, when I found an old batch of shrinky dink paper in storage and decided to try making small crafts with it. I was freshly out of college with a music degree, unemployed, and unable to find work doing in-person music events because of the Covid-19 pandemic, so I had a lot of time on my hands. Eventually I started getting inquiries from friends and acquaintances on social media about my crafts, and I ended up opening a shop-front on Etsy to sell jewelry.

In October of 2020, I had saved up a decent amount of money from my Etsy sales and decided to buy some painting supplies. I hadn't painted or drawn since high school AP art class, and had only taken a couple art classes in college (which I failed, because I couldn't stop working on my own projects instead of the assigned work) so I was only doing it for fun at first.

Suddenly people started asking to buy my paintings. I even got people messaging me asking to commission artwork from me, which skyrocketed my confidence and self-assuredness that this was what I wanted to pursue with all the time the Covid-19 pandemic had given me. I got to work setting up a website to fulfill art commissions, and started off with great success.

It has now been almost a year since I started painting and I can confidently say that I have finally found my passion at 27 years old. I get so much joy out of seeing the happiness my art brings to people, and I couldn't be more thankful for that opportunity. Every single sale, every person who commissions me, hell, everyone who says nice things about my art--they're all responsible for this and I couldn't have done it without their encouragement.