I did not set out to be an artist, but life has a way of leading you to your path.
I always portrayed an uncanny attention to detail. At a young age I discovered that I had a strong passion for creativity. Lego building, drawing, painting and textile design were my go-to activity after school. As a teen and then a young adult I would spend entire weekends building miniature Lego cities and sketching geometric art.
While in college I decided that becoming an attorney would be my path. I went to law school, earned a Juris Doctorate degree, and then spent several years studying for the grueling Bar Exam. Due to my dyslexia I had a momentous hurdle to overcome in passing the exam. But I never gave up. Between exams I turned to art to express my love of form, logic and design, and I kept perfecting and polishing those ideas. The bar exam, which in most cases leads to the practice of law, instead led me to foster my creative talents and start my business String of the Art.
While studying for multiple bar exams I started working with stained glass to create mosaic art pieces. After posting many of my pieces on social media I was introduced to string art. I was immediately drawn to the geometric patterns, textures, and the uniqueness of the art form. So I decided to change my path, head away from the law and instead teach people about string art. This is when String of the Art was founded.
The do-it yourself string art kits took off right away! My photographs on Pinterest went VIRAL. Since then the kits have been featured in publications such as Country Living Magazine, BuzzFeed, and Etsy. Over the past two years I have connected with wonderful people along the string art path. But the best feeling as an artist and business owner that I have experienced is hearing from all the happy satisfied customers making beautiful string art for their home or loved ones.
My primary mission with String of the Art is to educate everyone about string art. Secondarily, I hope to educate everyone about discovering and developing their own unique artistic crafting skills.
I know that you may have not heard of string art nor have you ever created any string art designs. Nonetheless, by giving string art a try you may discover that you have untapped artistic and crafting abilities. Because, afterall, you may not have set out to be a string artists, but life has a way of leading you to your path.
Say hi to Summer, my yellow lab puppy and string art companion. Feel free to send us a picture of your pet accompanying you while you craft your string art and we may feature you in our social media.