🎶 Ch-ch-ch-changes 🎶
So you all have probably noticed an influx of veterinary and pet portrait content on here. After graduating cosmetology school (yep, I'm a licensed cosmetologist!) and realizing that hair just wasn't for me, I decided to reenter the veterinary world and try my hand at nursing. I'm so happy to be back, and with the support of my current practice, I'm back in school working towards my degree. The change also lead me to my first art commission in years, when one of the doctors I had been working with asked me to draw one of our patients for the owner's upcoming wedding. This has since lead to several other pet portrait commissions, and it occurs to me how well pet portraits and veterinary nursing go hand in hand. I've been toying with the idea of selling art again for quite some time, and this seems like it could be the perfect junction.
Only time will tell.
I drew up this logo some time ago when I was trying to think up cute names for a new venture. "The Artadillo" popped into my head whilst driving down a country road, with this image of an armadillo with an art palette for its shell. I sent the sketch I later drew to a friend, and months later, she surprised me with this absolutely beautiful wooden sign she'd had commissioned. The "scales" on its head and tail are actually made from real armadillo armour (from a naturally deceased specimen, of course!). I bawled like a baby, not gonna lie.
Whether or not I'll take this anywhere, I really can't say. However, I feel a name change is in order to signify this new stage in my life. Goodbye, @jennyquest, it's been a good run. 🖤🖤🖤🖤