Meet The Artist

Meet The Artist
Missy Trent
Email Missy at: MTreasures@hotmail.com

Friday, February 28, 2014

A Story Too Good Not To Share...

Hello, dear readers and how are you?

Today I would like to share a story. It is a story that needs to be told.

At the beginning of this new year I was contacted by a client. She asked me if I would be interested in helping her to fulfill her new year's resolution. We began messaging one another, after all, I was quite curious.

She wanted to become a better person in 2014, and to spread kindness to others through gift giving anonymously. She wanted to give art and asked me if I would create for her recipients. I was so touched by this entire project and by her generousity...

I immediately committed!

This lovely person has commissioned me to do a new piece of art, each month, throughout the 2014 year, for someone whom has either been an influence to her in her life, or to someone who is struggling with illness or a personal crisis. This month the recipient was a woman who was bullied throughout her school years.

I must confess, I have shed some tears while painting. I think about the person who will be receiving my art. I always hope that they will love it and that the piece will brighten their day. Most importantly, I wonder and hope that they have good lives.

I get to play "detective" as well! I locate these people through Facebook and do some snooping, in hopes to discover things that they may like or their favorite colors. I have even Messaged friends of theirs, explaining who I am and what I am doing- directing them to my Facebook business page to provide them with a sense of security.

My client has asked that I never reveal her name. I keep the promise and simply ship the finished art to the recipient, with a card. No name... Just an explaination and "enjoy this gift".

This is the third piece (11" x 16" acrylics/mixed media on stretched canvas), in which I have painted for the project. (The March recipient), who I discovered decorates her home in earth tones. Her favorite saying is, "Love you More"...

Something that her deceased grandfather used to say to her and her two sisters. He also called them "birds". So, the three birds represent she and her sisters.

I have never enjoyed a project as much as this one. My heart and emotions are really into it! I get so excited for the next assignment from this angel...

Which by the way, will go to a cancer patient.

Friends, I just had to share this story. It is a story that has also inspired me to become a better person and to carry on with the random giving of art once this project is completed.

I'm not wealthy, but I do have a talent and a passion that can be shared with others. All it takes is some time and shipping costs...

But the rewards that I gain by giving are always so grande!

I am so richly blessed and wish that for everyone out there!

Have a wonderful weekend, dear ones!



Monday, February 24, 2014

A True Story...

Hello, friends!

Ok. So maybe today I do have a story to share with you.

Once upon a time, many months ago, a very tired working girl spent a few evenings doodling and drawing faces on 4" x 4" squares. That was the requirement, you see. There were rules. She was not allowed to use any of the art mediums in which she was most comfortable with, such as watercolors or acrylics. So, she played with markers and pencils.

Bright colors. Another specification.

When she finally completed a bold, fun face...

She packaged it up.

And one day after work, she dropped it off at the post office and never thought about it again. (Afterall, she was terribly burned out with her day job, and art had become something that she longed to do full time...but could only squeeze in here and there, in between chores, work, rest, and other priorities).

On to work she went, Monday through Friday... Going through the motions.

Today, this gal is happy to be done with that unfulfilling day job and working towards goals that have been put on the "back burner" for years. Yes, it could take many more years to achieve... And I may never achieve all that I desire, but I do now, feel complete and so very content.

Today I received my March/April 2014 issue of "Cloth, Paper, Scissors"...

And there she was!

That sweet face that I had doodled and colored long ago! I smile big. She was chosen to be on one of the pages for the "Faces of mixed media" challenge. Thank you, "Cloth, Paper, Scissors". It means so much to me!

Every day I paint.

Although my butt gets sore from sitting on my work bench for too long...

I still paint, joyfully. I have commission work and am preparing for a March show. Very blessed, this girl is!

Here is a sneak peek at some of my offerings for the show!

I'm trying to create a variety of art... Small keepsake boxes, wall canvases in several different sizes.

I'm so loving textures!

This morning I ordered the most adorable vendor apron for keeping my money, business cards, iPhone, pens, etc. in while doing shows! I used to do shows years ago and oh, how I have missed it! I'm very excited to get back out there again!

Back to work I now go...

If i do not get side-tracked reading this new issue!

Until next time...



Wednesday, February 19, 2014

It Takes A Village...

Hello out there!

How is your week going?

All is fine in my world. Just anxiously awaiting Spring!

I guess I needed to bring some bright cheery colors into my recent painting since the real world is still so Wintery grey.

I also had the urge to work on a long, skinny canvas. This one measures 8" x 24". I've yet to add flowers throughout the village, but today I'm done painting.

I was in the art studio at 7:30 this morning working on this piece...

For hours.

I did make a trip to the grocery store and took my shower, of course...

The rest of my time was dedicated to painting.

After adding the bushes, I knew that it was time to stop for now. Walk away from the canvas. There comes that time... For me anyway. I feel it. Rather than rush through my art or begin resenting it because it is taking too long to complete...

I will greet it tomorrow morning with a smile and most likely, fresh ideas to enhance it!

I will call my painting, "It takes a village". Why? (You may wonder). Well, only because I couldn't get that saying out of my head as I was painting! So, there you have it.

I haven't any other stories to share with you today. Oh, wait! It has started to rain here!!! Oh, how I love that sound. It does make me want to curl up under the blankets and take a long nap... But it's now too late in the day and would disrupt tonight's slumber.

So, I shall sip on some hot coffee with Cinnabon creamer. Oh my... Have you tried it? You must!

I will have some stories soon!

Until next time,

Stay warm!


Sunday, February 16, 2014

Love You To The Moon...


The love month.

I did not get around to posting a traditional red, pink, and white blog post. Of course, it was on my mind, but I was busy painting in blues, purple, and gold.

Keeping odd hours around here. Enjoying the light of the moon.

And since hubby and I celebrated Valentine's Day early so that he could take off for a trip...

it came and went so quickly. I did not even get out all of our glittery heart decorations for the home. Instead, I kissed him goodbye and I continued to paint moons.

Large canvases.

Itty bitty canvases.

And ornaments galore!

After sharing some pics on my "Missy Trent Art & Offerings" Facebook page, all but two of the ornaments sold, along with both tiny canvases! So...

I think that I will be painting more moons this week!

Still trying to decide what kind of ribbon to add to the ornaments. I'm quite fond of this sparkly moon yarn!

So, we are certainly feeling the love here. To the moon and back!

I do hope that you had a nice Valentine's Day and that you have been showered with love!

Blessings to you!



Thursday, February 13, 2014

My Colors...


How are you?

I'm quite peachy here! (Or coral)???

I have recently discovered a color combination that seems to be popping up everywhere in my life...

which reveals something about myself.

Coral, peach, brown, turquoise, and aqua.

These must be my favorite colors! I have always adored blues, especially aqua...

but without even thinking about this, I find myself painting with these colors. Often.

On canvas, on glassware.

I just can't get enough of them.

Possibly, I am drawn to the Bohemian vibe that I get through these hues?

I have a drawer full of large, chunky jewelry in these colors. I especially like wearing my bold turquoise pieces in the Summertime, with a plain, white tank top. To dress my look up a bit, I will layer with my coral crochet vest with fringe!

Folks, this has been going on for years without my even realizing it!

Long ago I made these rosette pins and headbands.

After I snapped this iPhone pic, I had to laugh!

Look at my sweater!

We discover so much about ourselves through art and creativity.

I guess I have found "my colors".

How about you?

Have you a favorite color combination?

Please, share!

Peace & Love!


Monday, February 10, 2014

Hello, February, 47...and MORE snow!

Hello, friends!

What have you been doing to pass these Winter months?

Possibly it is not cold where you reside...

but it was a mere 14 degrees in my world today, with another fresh blanket of snow.

Even our pond is covered in white.

Beautiful, it is.

Even more beautiful when one can peek at Winter through windows of a toasty, warm house.

Although we do have both central air and heat in our home...

we prefer to use our wood burning stove for heat.

Hubby works hard to cut enough wood to get us through an entire Winter.

Now that I am working from home, I have taken over his job of waking in the middle of the night to stoke the fire and replenish the wood so that the house will remain warm by morning. This allows him to sleep through the night. (I squeeze in a day time nap, if needed)!

I feel like a real pioneer woman.

I love country living.

We are such home bodies, us two.

When I asked him what he would like to do to celebrate his 47th Birthday on Saturday, he replied, "just stay in". I sighed with relief.

I put a roast in the crockpot along with potatoes, onion, and peppers....

and of course, I had already purchased a German chocolate cake and candles. (Too busy with painting to bake this year's cake)!

The party was on!

It was a lovely party of two.

I also did some painting.


I love, love, love these boho colors!

We ended Birthday night with a pay per view movie of his choice.

Hello, February and another year of celebration...

and another round of snow.

I will see you again real soon!


Friday, February 7, 2014

Wild & Free...

Hello to you!

I'm typing this blog post from my warm bed! I like it here during cold Winter months. We were hit with a huge snow storm a few days ago. This morning I had errands to run and was pleased to find that the streets were fairly clear but the rest of the town is still white.

To the post office I went...

carrying a large tote bag filled with art to be shipped to new homes. Even in these temperatures, I wear a smile. I'm so perfectly content these days and always anxious to return back home to my favorite spaces!

I've had a very busy week of painting! Custom work...

so grateful.

Thinking about Spring and flowers warms my heart.

I absolutely love this quote by Henry David Thoreau.

It's so very fitting for my surroundings and lifestyle. I am happy in my own backyard where wild flowers grow and geese fly in flocks above my head. A stroll down a dirt road and sparkling ponds. Oh yes, "All good things are wild and free"!

Hoping that soon I may shed this heavy coat and hang it in the hall closet until next Winter!

Longing for Spring!

Until next time, dear ones...

stay warm!