This summer I began dabbling in the world of custom commissions (drawings, tiles, and paintings) after I had completed works for the Asheville Art Museum gift shop (soon to open Appalachia Now exhibit). I’m back to full color and loving it. If you are interested in commissioning a work of art, especially a pet portrait, give me a holler (Southern for “ask me” or “send an email”) for a quote. Visit @cfordart or @eviltwinA on Instagram to see more examples and process shots. Once the semester calms down, I will ramp up requests for pet portraits on mugs. I’ve got some friends who give great gifts and support the arts.
I’ve been working on southernisms on plates to sell alongside the Appalachia Now exhibit at the Asheville Art Museum (date to be determined). Without listing the title, I encourage you to see if you can figure out the riddle depicting typical southern sayings. Embrace your heritage. Appreciate the variety of accents and sayings as they relate to your history. Enjoy a good conversation without judging and thinking your area is better than another. Travel makes me love home and unite great things such as colloquialisms from all over the world.
Author: Carolyn Ford
Artist, world traveler, yarn spinner, and lover of random things.