October Update: Current Projects and Showings

A Quick Update

Good morning, friends! It’s a chilly morning here in Minnesota and I am so thrilled to be wrapped up in a cozy blanket writing a blog post for you all this morning. I’m in the studio today with my peppermint mocha with a dash of almond milk (thank heavens for Young Living’s Vitality oils), have pumpkin spice in my diffuser, and am surrounded by all the cozy fall feels!

I realize it has been well over a month since my last post so I figured I’d give you all an update. I’ve been changing my work routine a lot to accommodate life changes and my own personal wellbeing. Instead of holding myself to a strict schedule as I had been for almost a year, I decided to begin working at a more relaxed pace and have been more inspired and less stressed as a result. This is a good thing, friends. Creative burn-out is no joke and as artists, we need that creativity to thrive. That said, the mood struck this morning to get back into the groove with my blog, so here is just a quick look at what I’ve been up to and what I’ve got going on.

Current Projects

If you’ve been following along on my Instagram stories, then you will know that I have been networking a lot with my art business in person and have a few new jobs coming up that I’m really excited for. I have a mural commission for a wall in our common area in my unit (Air Force) and another mural commission for a large rock outside our fitness center on base, as well some other painting commissions on canvas. Needless to say, I’ve been a busy girl this past month and the universe has been blessing my art career in many ways. Be sure to follow along on my social media platforms for updates on these upcoming projects!

Current Exhibition

I also have an upcoming art exhibition at Art Works Gallery in Eagan, MN. The exhibit is meant to honor military members and opens on Nov 3nd and runs through January 17th! I’m lucky to have had all 5 of my pieces accepted into the exhibit and am looking forward to showing them to you all in person. If you are local, be sure to stop by and say hi on opening night! There will also be a live band and swing dancing after the show! Details are in the flier below!

A lot of people may view my military service as a hindrance to my art career progression, but in truth, it has opened up so many doors and I’ve been growing both personally and professionally as an artist. It is a sacrifice and I don’t get as much time in the studio as I used to, but I am honored to serve and am so eternally grateful for the opportunities that have been coming my way as a result of my service and sacrifice.

Thank you all for your continued love and support. I appreciate you all more than you know. I’ll be in touch.

XOXO,

Q

Written by QuinDu Creations

My name is Quintessa Du Bois and I am 25 years old. I am an American living in northern Minnesota. I am building my life around art, writing, travel, and have recently been getting into photography. I live with my husband and three huskies in a little farmhouse about an hour and a half away from the metro. Join me on my journey of self-discovery and freedom.

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