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Tools of The Trade: Juniper Briggs

Tools of The Trade: Juniper Briggs

Juniper Briggs (who yes, has a fantastic name!) is an abstract artist, writer and curator based in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. Her work is soft but bold and nondescript in the best way possible; I particularly like her piece, Lotus. When she’s not busy painting, she’s raising her family of two girls, renovating her home with mountain-man husband or exploring the local farms and wineries by bicycle. Today she’s sharing her must-have tools for life and business! Be sure to catch her on Facebook and Instgaram as well. Ooh, and if you like these features and run a business yourself which you’d like to share, please fill out the form at the bottom of this post!

 

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Photo Credit: Four Wishes Photography

When it comes to my creative process there are definitely certain things I wouldn’t want to do without.

On the technological side of things, the Pandora app on my iPhone is essential. One of the first things I do when I get into my studio is pick my music. I love having a variety to choose from. The type of mix I play sets the tone for the kind of work I want to create, whether it be soft and moody or bold and energetic.

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The other more practical thing I’ve come to love is my paint caddy. It’s a portable organizer my husband made out of reclaimed scrap wood and a recycled curtain rod. I love to paint outside in the warmer weather so it’s great to be able to take my materials wherever I go. I also tend to get messy when I paint. I love that part of the process but it’s really nice to have a place to organize most of my materials when I’m done. I’m a mom of two little girls under the age of five and my house is often in a state of disarray. Walking into a clutter-free studio makes it that much easier to clear my head and get into a creative state of mind.