Hello It is so nice to meet you!
I am so happy that you are here.
My name is Theresa Haddow. I just moved to the beautiful PNW from Austin, Texas, with my husband and son. Coffee keeps me sane and I am always down to check out a fun new happy hour in town.
My friends describe me as quirky, fun and sometimes a little loud (ok more than sometimes). I do have a little bit of a stubborn streak but that also means that when I am super passionate about something you’ll hear about it and I won’t stop until I get the job done.
I am also pretty resilient. You see like everyone, I’ve had some major disappointments happen in my life. I never planned on becoming an artist. In fact, the plan was to become a lawyer, I even graduated law school.
After we moved from California to Texas for my husband’s job I decided to take the opportunity to craft a new career for myself. I had always had a passion for art. In college I had the opportunity to get a minor in photography because I had taken so many classes as an elective but opted to finish a minor in criminal justice instead. Throughout law school I found myself seeking relief from the stressors of life in the artwork and craft projects that I created.
Here in Texas I found an incredible opportunity at Paper Source and I was hired as the Workshop Coordinator. This job was PERFECT. I got to talk about crafting with customers all day long. But then I got pregnant and medical complications made it so I could no longer work.
This incredible gift of time had been given to me. I was finally able to explore my creative passions which is how I discovered my love of watercolor and creating.
I DO NOT like to harm the environment
As I began studying all of the different types of watercolor brands, I realized that all watercolor is not created equally and that there are sometimes some nasty gross ingredients that even the most well-known brands use in their product.
I didn’t want my form of expression to do anything to cause further harm to the environment or Mother Nature so I found a professional grade watercolor that does not contain any animal byproducts.
This is true for the Alcohol Ink that I use too! I make sure that the brushes, paint, and paper that I use is thoughtfully manufactured so I can make that guarantee to you.
I Support Other Woman Owned Businesses to provide you with the highest quality prints
Another thing that was very important to me is providing you with the best quality prints I can find. As a consumer yourself, you know there are A LOT of options when it comes to print companies. After a lot of research I found another woman owned company that can make the prints archival and waterproof. Her company is called Persnickety Prints and is the only company I use when you order prints from me. It is my way of ensuring your investment will last a lifetime.