Emily Jeffords was born with the artistic gene. On track to becoming a professional violinist from a young age, she actually surprised her family when she decided to choose painting as her true calling.Though Jeffords initially nurtured her passion for painting in the comfort and privacy of her bedroom, growing up around the world in locations like Syria, Africa, Texas, and Ohio inspired her to paint landscapes as a way of connecting people--it provided a stark contrast between drama and peace. Now, in addition to her collaboration with Minted, Jeffords is remodeling her home with her husband and two daughters. Here, she talks with domino about painting in the studio with the kids and her exciting home reno plans.
1. Where do you feel most inspired? Fresh ideas come from the little things-nice walks or while drinking a refreshing iced coffee. But my actual inspiration comes when I'm exploring things in front of me. It's more about internal energy than external energy.