A very dear friend of mine asked me if I would do a review of her dad’s Etsy shop and I agreed. (I’m such a good friend aren’t I???? Hehehe)
I took a look at Sarah’s dad’s shop and really liked his art! Check out some of it:
Here is Mr. Holman’s bio:
I was born in Texas, with roots covering much of the state. I did well in school, but I struggled through college, taking over five years to complete my BA. Once out, I worked as a programmer and then systems analyst in several industries.
Along the way, I met the most wonderful woman on the face of the earth, and I married her. Due to her unparalleled influence, we have seven magnificent children.
Through most of my life, my artistic talents have been limited to what I could see at a museum. My attempts at drawings made other peoples’ stick figures look quite nice.
However, where I work we have team meetings each week, and one member of the team would always doodle during the meeting. I decided in 2007 to start giving him some competition, and I started doodling myself. At first it was mostly just geometric designs in one color. After a while I added a second color, liking the contrast between red and blue pens. Then I tried other colors and shapes. Eventually, the shapes coalesced into forms that others could recognize. I still consider what I do “doodling,” but it could be considered extreme doodling. One nice aspect of this new skill of mine is that I have encouraged quite a few people with it. If I can do it, ANYONE can do it.
- Rick Holman -
Go check out Mr. Holman’s art!