For my daughter’s birthday, she was allowed to choose a print from local artist Justin Canha. True to form, she chose the pinkest, ballerina-est print there was. I’ll admit attempting to steer her towards my favorite, the space-themed print. But she wasn’t having it. Very well then, pink ballerinas it is! (My son got wind of it and we ended up choosing an early Christmas present for him — a pirate ship print!)
I have written about Justin’s art before, most recently about his etsy store, called Justin’s Corner. One of the parents at our pre-school is helping him to get Justin embedded into the art world — both through his child-oriented prints and his more adult-themed work. The goal, naturally, is to help Justin become self-reliant and independent while doing what he loves: creating art!
Take a look at his wonderful collection of art for children’s bedrooms and playrooms — and consider purchasing one as a fun gift for the holidays. Some local businesses also have taken advantage of his universal themes and colorful art for their walls.
To read more about Justin and his journey through the art world, visit this indiegogo site dedicated to Justin and a film called Don’t Foil My Plans, about his personal story towards independence.
Justin’s Corner on Etsy — All are prints on gallery quality, ready to hang stretched canvas. All you need is your own nail!
I’m attempting to take part in the Blogher NaBloPoMo through yeah write this month. Three days in, and all is well.