The next canvas I decided to use my paper piecing techniques from scrapbooking with vintage sewing pattern images. I knocked out three or four more canvases. Each time I showed my husband he said, "looks great, but where is her face. " So off I went to conquer faces using the Faber Castell markers. I am still working on perfecting my faces, especially the noses.
During my first art show, a colleague's husband comment was, "really cool, but not really for men." So challenged again, off I went in to my studio to find a "more masculine subject matter." Texas Christian Football was my first attempt. Within hours of posting, I had three football commissions. Later this lead to a piece focusing on Marine Corp and Navy.
Suddenly, I realized the potential for personalized commission projects. In the end, I had developed my own style finding a unique niche in the market.