About

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.