Thank you for choosing us to help you celebrate with a keepsake made just for you!
We lovingly hand paint word paintings and family trees, then add frames & hardware; making them ready to hang on your wall!
Our Studio in Port Sydney, Muskoka
I have a studio just off hwy 11 off Rowanwood Road. (just north of Port Sydney)
I am usually open to work all year round so if you are looking for something in particular…drop us a line or email us & i would love to work with you to something Fun for you!
Kelly’s Cell: 705. 783-6429
61 Rowanwood Heights
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How it all began…
Customers have often asked me how I started painting my word paintings. After I explain it to them, they have told me I should share it - so here goes :)
Muskoka Twig began with a very big disagreement… I mean “husband asleep try not to smother with a pillow” kind of disagreement. Truly, I cannot even remember what the fight was about, just that even after we mostly worked it out and he was sound asleep (it was after midnight after all), I was still over the top angry.
As a creative person, my outlet has always been drawing, painting or artful somehow. With the adrenaline rushing through my body I knew that I couldn’t stay in bed, and it was too dark to go for a walk, so off to my studio I went.
I had a large board that was not only primed, but already had a background colour painted on it. I was seeking to do something fabulous on it for the last six months or so, but the inspiration just hadn’t struck me. I sat down on my chair and stared at the large table in front of me.
I had a thought, if my sleeping husband is over it, why am I still so mad?
Why do I love this man? Why do I stay here in this crazy house, in this crazy relationship with all these beautifully wild children? So, to answer my own questions, I started penciling words on the painted board. Words that meant something to us, the important things mostly, places we’ve been, adventures, kid’s first words, songs sung, dates celebrated, and so on. By morning I had a word painting that, even though it wasn’t finished, was infused with my emotions.
It symbolized our life together. Us. I fell even deeper in love all over again.
Friends who saw it wanted their own versions, and it grew, and grew, till I was painting them for others, like you, instead of just friends. Many have become both.
At the end of this past winter - I lost him, my partner, my love to a way too short fight with cancer. He was my soulmate, my loving husband and the father to my three beautiful children.
He was my reason to how this business was started and I guess now to why it will continue.
I had a widow recently tell me to keep doing what I do, as the memorial piece I did for her husband many years ago is one of her favourite things.
This had a real impact me as I realized that my art brings comfort some when there is none, memory when sometimes there is little and the realization that someone loves you enough to remember who, or what event in your life is important.
Thank you to you all.
We simply wish to help people capture the essence of their memories by bringing them to life in art.