A little over a decade ago, my sister helped me start up my art business "Mystic Reflections." At the time, I had just a small website and most of my artwork was black-and-white sketches that I sold at craft shows. In 2007, I sculpted my first Myxies (fairies), dragon sculptures, and animal pals. My early mythical creature sculptures were made from air-drying clay. I now use polymer clay, having refined my materials along with my techniques and tools.
After trying for several years, I was finally accepted into the Dragon Con Art show in 2008, known for the very cool artworks they represent. I've been fortunate enough to be accepted back every year, which has continuously made it my largest annual event. To date, I've received six awards from the art show for various mythical animal pieces. My work's popularity has grown steadily due to the exposure Dragon Con provides, and I look forward to this exciting convention each year. Several smaller shows discovered me through Dragon Con and have approached me about being their featured artist.
Two years ago, I was able to leave my corporate job to pursue my unique art full-time. This allowed me to dedicate more time to perfecting my craft and gave me the opportunity to illustrate my first children's book, "The Adventures of Mend." It was my first experience as a contracted professional illustrator.
Every year, my business continues to grow, and I'm able to create a multitude of animal and dragon artworks for people to enjoy. I hand-make each of my sculptures, never using molds, so each piece is one-of-a-kind. These cool dragons prove to be the most popular of my pieces.
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