Monday, October 3, 2011

♥ I heart art ♥ Amie Murray - Murray Designs

I'd like for you to meet another artist-mama, Amie of Murray Designs.
Amie is so very talented, creating murals, a variety of custom art for children and grown ups, and she even makes soap!

When did you first begin creating art ? 
I've been painting things as long as I can remember. I grew up with a mom who taught children's art classes out of our home, so I spent a lot of time painting with the kids in her classes. I was also given one entire wall in my room to paint anything I wanted when I was about 9 (crazy?!). I was, and still am, a pretty messy painter and have always had a whole drawer of my dresser commited to "painting clothes" that I've ruined during my creations. 

What is your favorite/most sentimental creation you have made? Why?
Does my silly little boy count as a creation? One of my recent favorites is a paper collage on canvas that I made for my son, Charlie, when he was just a year old. He couldn't say very many words, but each time he saw it he would just shout, "OOOH WOOOW!" He carried it around everywhere -- it was just so sweet to see him enjoy a piece of art that was made just for him!

Is there a project you've always dreamed of creating?
What would it be?

So many ideas come and go through my head. I would love to learn to sew. I see so many amazing pillow covers, clothes, and other sewn creations on Etsy and I always think how fantastic it would be to know how to sew. If only I had free time!

Click on each image to view more of Amie's wonderful work from her site and Etsy shop.
OH and Amie makes soap! Check out her soap shop too.
You can also connect with Murray Designs on Facebook and blog.
Thanks for sharing with us Amie.
I ♥ your art.