a mind in bloom

Paintings June 13, 2010

In addition to designing card and board games, iPhone apps and other software, Rosie is also an artist.

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Something that gives me great pleasure is painting.  I was an art studio major in college (with minors in mathematics and computer science), but my love of painting started long before that.  I can remember my mom painting as a child — and selling her work.  I painted along side her and sat with her in her booths at holiday craft fairs.  In that same spirit I opened an etsy shop where I sell tiny paintings that are put together to spell a child’s name.  I first made these name paintings for my own children, then made them as gifts and finally opened my etsy shop to share them with the world.  I am often too busy these days to fit in painting, but whenever I do I find myself saying “I love this!”  In the past I more commonly painted large paintings, often portraits, and while it was satisfying once the work was completed, it took more time than I had available and was a bit tedious to paint them “just right” (especially with portraits).  My name paintings are just the opposite.  They are “quick” to do and are all about color and shape.  I paint what I think looks good, not what I see in a photograph.  I love playing around with typography as art and find joy in creating art for children.

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Visit Rosie’s etsy shop:

rosiemade.etsy.com

Some examples of Rosie’s custom name paintings: