I am currently creating a series of murals celebrating the history of Sunnyvale on three sides of a Goodwill building in the historic downtown area. The response has been amazing! Lot’s of shout-outs from drivers and people walking by, offering support and encouragement as I paint. I worked closely with the historical society when developing the content, but I am being watched like a hawk by Sunnyvale “old timers” that come out to share with me firsthand their memories. Yesterday, I had a nanogenerian arguing with me about whether the sprinkling trucks were used on crops or only roads, and I sent him over to the Heritage Museum to debate it with the docents there. I wanted to tell him “Sir, I’m not the boss, I just work here”.
Click here to read yesterdays Mercury News article about the project.
The Well-Fed Artist
Almost everyone has someone in their family that was/is an artist. We are the creative types that are can easily keep ourselves occupied with observation, experiementation, and a drive to create. While that pretty much sums up all humans, making a living as an artist is not for everyone. To dymistify the unique challenges faced by artist entreprenuers (entreprenartists?), I created a series of three videos to share my best insights for success. The three videos cover:
I passed my tests to become a licensed painting contractor! I am still waiting for my actual license number to be issued to me… One thing I learned in the process is this government regulation agency is in no rush. I hope the being a licensed contractor will add further credibilty to my profile when I bid on large commercial and public works projects in the future.
I am grateful to my 2013 clients who provided testimonials for Morgan Mural Studios on the Houzz.com website. As a result of so many 5 -Star reviews, I received a “Best of Houzz 2014” award. Whoo hoo!
I am inspired by artist Seb Toussaint! Seb went in to a run down slum in Jakarta, and in 15 days painted almost that many amazing graffitti-style murals. He based the content of each mural on a particular word chosen by the family who’s dwelling he painted.
Morgan Bricca is a mural artist living and working in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her clients run the gamut from professional creatives, including architects and designers to building owners, school administrators and community advocates. When she is not making art, Morgan enjoys sipping boba tea with her kids and taking naps on the couch.