Craziest commission: I’m excited to explore this a little more with this client, he’s a really great client. He’s asked me if I would paint on his very high-end watch dial so we’re working through design ideas with him on that. Sometimes I’ll get really off-the-wall things, people want me to paint objects in their home. I usually just have to assess if it’s something that is in my wheelhouse and be honest with people from the beginning if I’m a good fit.
Favorite design: I really love skulls. I’m not a super girly girl, so I’m not usually one to put florals all over my own stuff. I love it, but just not for me. I have a signature skull design that I do and that is my most popular. I always make them slightly different. I never want it to be like a stencil that every single person gets the exact same.
Claim to fame: Two years ago, I was working with a local Dallas brand on painting denim jackets. They had me do some for the Kardashian kids, Stormi and True.
Advice to women starting businesses: In my tight circle, so many of my friends are small business owners, and I love having that support system. It’s really great to bounce ideas off them. Obviously, no one is doing the exact same thing as me, but it’s just a great way to get ideas and support.
Third place besides her studio and home: I am usually at my boyfriend’s house, which is my home away from home. We quarantined together. I brought everything over there, and I worked with him for months which was super fun. We had been dating for like a month and a half when quarantine hit. We were one of those couples that had to make a decision, are we going do this or not? So, let’s just go for it. Live dangerously.
This interview has been edited for clarity and brevity.