Well guys and gals!!
For a while now, I've been dying to work on a big project of designing. Making D.Kerper Arts something more than just Fine Arts. After much sit down and figuring out, I have discovered a way to take my work into what I wanted to see happen in my life. Clothing.
Thanks to Society 6, artists like myself are given that opportunity to create for people like you. Not JUST shirts either, I'm happy to see my little girl, Porcelain Doll, on pillows, throw blankets, etc. I will be opening up more pieces into my new shop and create up coming designs soon!!
For now, you're able to be part of the D.Kerper clan and purchase your own Porcelain Doll piece!
I will be reopening my Etsy shop again when I gather much inventory. New sticker designs and pieces WILL be available there soon! Hold tight!!
I will also be looking at new opportunities in projects and hopefully collaborations soon! Cross your fingers!
So I wanted to bring up a tricky topic on everyone. I would HIGHLY appreciate if everyone gets involved in this. This isn't some gimmick to have dirt on anyone and know NO NAMES will be involved in this project. SO.. bare with me on this topic:
All my life I have faced insecurities. Insecurities of being a dwarf, being overweight for my stature even though to the naked eye I was skinny but in reality I was 30lbs overweight. I was insecure about having big thighs when the rest of me was like a stick and I was very insecure about my education. More than anything, I was very insecure about my smile when someone once said to me "you're pretty, but man you'd look so much better if you had straighter teeth!"
Building these insecurities I closed myself off to dating, meeting people, and felt low on myself. It took a great deal of courage and self motivation to get me out of this. Though I have met more dimwits and dickwads recently, I have learned that I'm not who they think I am. I am someone of passion, strive, knowledge, strength, and loyalty. I know I have a fire in me that can burn for miles and I have a smile that can bring people to a good mood.
SO WITH THIS SAID... I want to know what you're insecurities have been of yourself? What someone said about you to close you off from being who you are... What is holding you back from who you really are? Please either just private message me if you don't feel comfortable posting in comments. I'm doing this for my next collaboration show in March and I feel like this topic needs to be addressed as we are all facing something that is holding us back from being our true intentional selves.
Here we are in 2016, and already I have an overwhelming list of ideas to push for D.Kerper Arts.
In the time spent promoting myself in 2015, I have been able to meet numerous talented people and see a brighter future in myself. Collaborating shows with Fresno Underground Arts, Culture Cloths and Le Mode, as well as a solo show at Tower Tshirt Factory, have helped me understand the work it takes to get to where I would like to be. So far it has paid off well. I have counted 10 shows under my belt in the last 6 months. Along with that, have studied some experience in blacksmith, welding, and creating molds for any future sculptures. I have taken on extra challenges by signing up for art club and becoming treasure in my studies at Fresno City College.This has made me more driven in work for myself in time managing, financials, and experience as a starting entrepreneur and artist.
What to expect.
I hope to build further in this career path while still studying art and going after my degree. Though I have built an astounding history for D.Kerper Arts, I need to look at spreading out my work in time. My Etsy shop will reopen by the end of January. With that, I will take on requests for commissions that are up to par, and would love to collaborate more with other artists. I will be opening up things like past giclee art, stickers, buttons, even originals on Etsy.com.
By summer, I hope to open up D.Kerper Arts with products such as tees and snapbacks.
I personally want to thank you all for the endless amount of support in D.Kerper Arts as I am trying to further learn and grow through this process of building my own career and brand. You all are amazing as an individual and whole. I can't thank you enough..
See me rise in 2016. I would love to take you all on this ride!