Brenda was born with a red crayon in her hand, ready to color her world as she saw fit. There were the “blue” years, the “green” years and of course, the “periwinkle” years. All good. Brenda spent many hours (during school) working in her sketchbooks, honing her skills and planning out her creative life. She knew she needed help so she married a math/engineering guy who can build things for her on demand, which he occasionally does.
Brenda likes pretty things. Really pretty things. Like a lot of artists, her tastes far exceeded her budget so she began “making things”. If there were something she wanted but couldn’t afford, (like new shoes) she would make them.
this blew me away when i first saw it
Every day in Brenda’s studio is a new beginning. Ideas, products, color-ways – all flying around at lightning speed… she draws, she paints, and she works on the computer and on the floor. There are two studio assistants, Luke and Nugget who contribute by way of meditative study, water cooler gossip and field trips outdoors, and who have been known to sport glitter accents for weeks. (one prefers pink).
You will find Brenda’s scrap booking kits on QVC, her new fabric line is with Henry Glass and she has several lines of dies with Sizzix. Brenda’s art is being introduced later this year on home-goods such as rugs and gifts. Along the way, Brenda managed to have two children, earn a black belt in karate and graduate from the Creative Circus. She worked for Plaid Enterprises as Art Director and for Hallmark Cards creating design and surface art. She still lets her husband take care of the math. She is a member of the Color Marketing Group, a Designer Member of Craft & Hobby Association and on the Professional Advisory Committee for the Art Institute of Atlanta.
Some of the color magic she will explain on the show is featured below: