“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.”
Hi, I’m Abby Smithey, and I’m here to tell you that you don’t have to grow up. I started Abby Christine Creations (or Abby Customs as it used to be called) in June 2020 (a year ago) as a way to tap into my childhood love of art and painting, while creating art that allows others to express their interests. My goal in creating art for you is to allow you that space to feel joy in what you love too, and to lean into that child-like happiness that we too often dismiss in our day-to-day.
Painting has always been a big part of my life, from the time I could hold a paintbrush I have been painting, drawing, and creating. Mostly self taught, painting has always been a kind of therapy for me, it slows my mind and allows me to escape to a time when all I knew I wanted was to put a brush to paper (true story, I told anyone that would listen that I wanted to be an artist when I grew up. Little Abby knew her stuff). As a full-time mom of two, a wife, a dog mom, and someone who has a hard time taking time for myself, having something to call my own has been hugely important, and what better way to escape than to disappear into a work of art that means something not only to me, but to the recipient too!
I’m so excited about the opportunity to grow this lifelong painting hobby into a fully formed business, and would like to thank you, dear reader, for finding this little corner of the internet featuring some of my work. If you need me, I will be creating in my studio/office here in Roseville, Ca. Thank you for your support, it means everything to me!