Welcome to the second installment of my new blog feature called The Master and her Piece!
It’s an interview I do with women who inspire me and others to live and create better. I ask questions about their masterpieces or their works, their inspiration and ideas, their motivation, their challenges and their advice; to hopefully encourage my readers, too.
Patricia is the go-to blog and website designer of women who have a flair for fancy and all things lovely. As a matter of fact, she did my dream blog makeover for Cymplified.
I love browsing her blog and her Instagram because they’re so inspiring. One example is the beautiful portrait featured here as her masterpiece. I also picked up a lot of freebies and helpful tips. I admire her being able to do what she loves, earning from it and at the same time being a dedicated wife, mom and homemaker with a charming home.
I am so glad she agreed to be featured! Thank you, Pat!
1. Please tell me something about this masterpiece. A brief background.
I love painting faces and flowers and this one has both! I was inspired by a bride’s portrait I saw on Pinterest and decided to attempt a watercolor version of it.
2. What inspires you to create your masterpiece? Where do you get your amazing ideas?
I follow a lot of amazing artists on Instagram. Their work inspires me. I’m relatively new to watercolor painting, so I’m learning as much as I can from other artists.
3. What motivates you to keep creating? Even if the little details seem so mundane, what pushes you to go on?
I do it to relax from my actual work, which is designing and coding websites. As a designer I am tasked to solve problems for my clients and to create designs within the parameters of their vision, not mine. When I paint, I do it for myself, to make me happy, not other people. I don’t even share all of my paintings online, some of them go straight inside a box where I keep my finished work.
4. What was the biggest challenge you have encountered while creating your masterpiece? How did you overcome it?
It took 4 hours to finish this painting because of all the details. But I don’t consider that a challenge. It’s fun to paint for hours and hours!
5. What advice would you give to anyone who is toying with ideas, or in the process of putting her passion into action?
I have a favorite quote, and I’d like to share the poster I designed for it. “Don’t leave your longings unattended.”
You don’t have to restrict yourself to one hobby either. If you like both art and music, go develop both. Why should you focus on only one? The important thing is not to ignore that voice in your heart.
Do you have any longings that you’re not attending to? What steps can you take to realize your dreams?
Read the first post of the feature:
The Master and Her Piece: Tippy Go of the Googly Gooeys