messicakes


Jessica Kestler of messicakes creates modern art wall sculptures using acrylic.

Tell me about how you originally got into your craft, Jessica.
My boyfriend sells replacement auto parts using acrylic cut out from sheets. I told him one day about some artwork ideas I had for our home and he suggested using the sheeted acrylic instead of canvas. I tried my first idea("reign on me") and loved the finish look. I was so excited and proud because I never considered myself an artist or designer in any way. I decided to see what the public thought of my work and listed it on Ebay. "Reign" sold on the first day and after that the ideas just started pouring out. I was so happy finally doing something that made me happy and it payed the bills...bonus!

What is your favorite thing to do in the whole wide world?
I love hanging out with my good friends, having some laughs and trying new foods.

What is your biggest challenge when it comes to running your shop?
Getting my pictures to look professional is a challenge for me. There is a lot I still need to learn about photography. The only class I took in college that pertained to photography was crime scene investigation. I am getting better at taking pictures and hope to have my shop updated very soon.

What item in your shop would you most like to receive as a gift if someone were shopping for you?
I love "bumper to bumper" it is my favorite piece. It seems to be my best seller also.

When you were a kid, what did you think you were going to be when you grew up?
I thought I was going to be a police officer like my father was. After I started college taking law enforcement classes I realized I had no passion for it. Not to mention it is a high stress job. I was lost for a while trying to figure out what I was going to do. Thankfully I started tapping into my creative side. It feels so good to design something and have someone say they like it and want to hang it on their wall.

What other shops or artists out there do you love?
I love these little purses by madebyhank. If I had enough money I would give all the girls I know one of her designs.

thedreamygiraffe is another favorite of mine. I bought two of her prints and fell so in love with them. They are adorable!

What does your future hold?
For my future I just hope for health happiness and to watch my son grow up healthy and happy.


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