Have you ever seen something on social that connects with you so deeply that you stop mid-scroll and say out loud to yourself “omg what is that”? That’s exactly what happened when a post from Elysia Myers (@elysiamyers.wineart) popped into my Instagram feed. She makes wine art. Like creates paintings with wine. Like the wine is the paint. I know, I know, mind blown. I’ll give you a sec to collect yourself…
Right, so obviously I knew I needed wine art in my house and the timing couldn’t have been more perfect. My husband and I had recently bought and renovated our place and finally had enough of the “big” furniture in the house to give us an idea of where we could start hanging art and photos on the walls. I was giddy with excitement before I even reached out to Elysia because I knew this was going to be fabulous.
Wine Art by Elysia Myers
So a little bit about Elysia… she’s an artist based in Denver and wine is obviously her medium of choice. She uses traditional brushes or wine corks and finds a lot of inspiration in nature and sunsets. She also teaches wine painting and tasting workshops. In a pre-COVID world, you’d have been able to catch her at wine festivals around the world. Check out her website to shop original prints or inquire about commissions.
Wine not, right?
Anyway, I reached out via DM to ask if she’d be into a collaboration to create something special for my dining room. On our first phone call, she was super enthusiastic and shared some great ideas. It was on!
We worked together over the following months (we weren’t in a rush) to decide on the number of pieces in the collection and what types of wines to feature. This part of the collaboration was especially important. I really wanted to highlight the wine varietals that are special to me and my husband. For example, we chose Pinot Noir because it’s my fave and I’m from the Willamette Valley, Touriga Nacional because my husband is Portuguese, and Malbec because we both love it.
Elysia even provided alternative color swatches when some of our other preferred varietals didn’t quite work (the Albariño barely showed up at all on paper). She also shared a number of typography options, which was awesome. I really felt like I was part of the process in creating something special.
I’m basically an art collector now
Unwrapping my art delivery was such an exciting moment, I really felt like a grown-up! Elysia even included some special acid-free tape to protect the art while mounted in the frames. In addition, she added the cutest greeting cards as an extra special thank you.
I absolutely love my paintings so if wine art might be your thing too, check out Elysia’s work and send her a message. I know she will create something magical for you, too.
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*This is not an ad. I did not receive any compensation for this post as I paid for my collection.*