Remember what you were doing when you were 13? For many of us, 13 meant friends, video games, or a little shopping.
For Emily Pisano, 13 means honing her skills, boosting her business, and evolving her art.
“When I first started doing art, it started out like painting and painting on canvas,” Emily explained.
Traditional art has been reborn into more creative works.
Emily started collecting pieces of wood for painting and then tried her hand at handmade jewelry.
Her most popular work involves throwing acrylic paint on canvas and using a hair dryer as a paintbrush.
“It looks really cool. It blends together and looks like tie-dye,” she said.
Her most unique creations to date are bowls made from ripped magazine pages and tightly rolled into different shapes and sizes.
“I think I can see my evolution,” Emily said with a laugh.
Located just one block from home, this lake will provide hours of inspiration. Especially at sunset.
Behind all great artists and entrepreneurs are proud parents.
“Ever since she was a little girl, we’ve seen her creative side,” Dad Matt said.
Creativity isn’t the only thing keeping Emily busy.
The 13-year-old sells her products at the local market. These days Vermilions are sold at her market in the park.
Matt says the lessons she’s learning are “something you don’t get in a classroom…she’s got an entrepreneurial spirit and is learning how to make a little money with her passion and hobby.”
For mom Molly, it’s literally the reverse of the game.
“It’s great to see my little shopaholics selling their wares on the other side of the booth.”
As her art expands, Emily’s art is now a business, with the full support of her parents, including her taking over the family cabin.
Her response to it encourages her to move forward and continue to grow.
“Everything is different and I love how I made up my own ideas. It was my inspiration,” said Emily.