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My Story

How a young artist got her start

My Art Journey

All my life I have been fascinated by the world of drawing, however, it wasn’t always my plan to create and sell my art. In 2019, I enrolled at Charleston Southern University as a Chemistry major, but in 2023, I graduated as a Graphic Design major. 

Soon after I graduated, I moved to the artsy city known as Wilmington, NC.  With just having moved here I was constantly exploring new places such as Airlie Gardens, the downtown area, May Faire, etc. Then one day I decided to turn right out of my neighborhood and see where I would end up, and wouldn’t you know it, I found the charming little beach town called Southport.

If you know one thing about Southport it’s that they go all out for their Fourth of July festivities, which is the weekend I stumbled upon this town. There were flags galore, practically no parking spots left, and crowds of people going on for miles and miles. 

After being in awe of all the excitement, I started exploring the different shops. There was one shop in particular that caught my eye because it was blue building with a bright pink door with a playful shop title, Duck Duck Goose. 














Once I walked inside I was impressed by all of the local talent, because Duck Duck Goose is a shop of over 20 local artisans that sell their handmade creations ranging from artwork, pottery, jewelry, and more. The owners of the shop were working that day and were so welcoming and friendly. 

They asked if I knew any artisans because they are always looking to add more vendors to their shop, and before I knew it I was telling them I’d be back in a week to show them what artwork I had. At that point in time I only had two turtle drawings, a blue crab, and some beach photography, so everyday that week I spent working on creating more artwork. I also had to learn how to professional print my artwork, mat it, create an About the Artist bio for the back, and make sure it is sealed in a clear sleeve with my vendor number and price. 

I had never considered selling my artwork, but when the opportunity presented itself I knew I had to try it. I came to later find out that the owners of the shop only physically work in the store one time a year, Fourth of July weekend. So if I had never found that store on that particular weekend, I’m not sure I would have even gone on this art journey, so I am forever grateful to them. 

Thank you for taking the time to read my story :)



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