It took years for Erin Adams to find something she was passionate about, but the journey has allowed her to create unique pieces of art in the Tri-State.
Adams, the owner of Erin M. Adams Artistry LLC, found her niche by creating with and selling hand painted, forever wood flowers, when she started her business around a year ago. An Evansville native, Adams currently operates out of her home in Rockport, Indiana.
“I was on Facebook and saw a local business in California was selling wood flowers and you could create them yourself. So I just started playing around with them. I worked at a corporate office at the time and all of a sudden the girls in the office were catching on and asking me to custom make them stuff,” says Adams.
Though she was told for many years she should sell her artwork, Adams hesitated to switch to art full time out of fear of the unknown. She would commonly reply to her friends, “Have you ever heard of a starving artist?”
“After much thought and prayer I decided to go full time so I could pour all my time into being creative,” says Adams. “I am very grateful I took the advice from others and gathered the courage to follow my dreams of being a self-employed artist.”
Adams’s signature wood flowers are created from tapioca root shavings. A latex-based paint is then used to make the hand painted flowers look realistic. Customizable to match any décor, she sells both pre-made and custom pieces starting at $15. She also makes bouquets for weddings, starting at $150.
While she currently only sells wood flowers, Adams hopes to start selling carpentry and woodworking art, soldered jewelry, and paintings in the future.
“I love art,” says Adams. “It took me years to find something that was different, so whenever I go to craft shows or someone finds me online
it’s something different a lot of people around here have never seen before."