We are so excited to introduce this month's artist! Or should we say, artists! This couple has been with us a couple months and we are so impressed with their skills in their respective art mediums!
Working as a team both in life and in the studio is nothing to sneeze at! Lots of couples have a hard time balancing life and being business partners. But these two make it look easy!
It's also really cool that we randomly drew a couple for Valentine's Day this month! Let's get to know a little more about them!
A Little More About These Artists
Welcome Jamie and Brian to this month's Artist of the Month!
This power couple brings their different mediums together to help to grow stronger together as artists! One does metal sculptures (Brian), and the other does pour paintings (Jamie).
At first glance, these mediums don't have many similarities, but in reality the way you work with them is similar! For both, you have to get them to a state where they flow easier so that you can work with them better.
For pour painting, you add things to acrylic paint so that they can flow across the canvas to make stunning and completely unique patterns. Then for metalworking, you need to super heat a metal to connect all the other pieces to create the piece of art you want it to be.
You have to get both mediums "melty" to get them to create wondrous works of art. Get to know this couple and they will melt your heart just like with their work!
Our Interview with BlunderStumble
H: What was the "key moment" for you that lead to you getting started in your medium?
J: There was a terrible storm raging outside and I was confined to my house for a few days. I was bored, so I started experimenting with paint. I felt the need for bright vibrant colors since it was grey and disgusting outside. I had heard of the idea of acrylic paint pouring and, realizing I had the right materials, I just started mixing.
B: I don't think I ever had a "key moment" getting started. I've always loved watching videos on welding and metalworking. Slowly but surely I starting trying things on my own. I finally realized this hobby was possible when I built my own foundry.
H: If you could work in any other area of art (besides your own), what would it be and why?
J: Colored epoxy woodworking. My daddy is a woodworker and I have always loved helping and watching him in his shop. Natural wood is my favorite medium but I unfortunately do not have the space, tools, or time to do woodwork. The marriage of colored epoxy and natural grain wood is so beautiful to me. I love to see how the color accentuates the imperfections and intricacies of the natural wood.
B: Digital media. I would love to be able to design concepts digitally and then create them.
H: You're a new addition to the crayon box. What color would you be and why?
J: Belizean Blue. We went to Belize on vacation and I was astounded by the gorgeous color of the ocean water. It was the clearest, most robust blue I have ever seen and I just wanted to be in it.
B: Rust. Not a plain brown. A real rust. A blistering multi-shade brown that adds contrast but inevitably destroys the piece.
H: What is your go-to strategy for overcoming the thoughts of "your work isn't good enough" or "I am not good enough to sell my work"?
J: Well, I think I have pretty good taste in design and balance. If I don't like something I've made, I usually paint over it. I make my art because it brings me joy. If I love it, I know that it is a joyous piece, and if it happens to speak to someone else, I welcome them to take it home and enjoy it to.
B: I don't think about it. I started making these pieces for fun and that's why I continue to do it. If people appreciate them, great; if not, oh well.
H: If you could be any animal, what would you be and why?
J: I would most definitely be a sea otter. They are sea and land animals and they love to eat seafood. As an ocean baby, I greatly identify with them. I am envious that they can float in the ocean for hours and they are such extremely agile swimmers. I would love to be able to exist in the ocean in such a beautiful way.
B: Hermit crab. Don't feel like dealing with the world today? Cool, I'll be in my shell.
What You Can Look Forward To!
These two are offering a couple awesome options of discounts just for you! Here's the list of options you have this month for their artwork!
$15 off your $100+ purchase of BlunderStumble products (Jami's and Brian's)
$45 off your $300+ purchase of BlunderStumble products (Jami's and Brian's)
Purchases can be from one or both artists and the $100 or $300 is the total purchase price.
This is really a great deal on their artwork! They do a fantastic job and are just being really wonderful people by giving you this discount. Their work is really worth every penny.
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We hope that you have been enjoying your week and hope that you have an amazing Valentine's Day tomorrow!
XOXO - Impulsive