Tell us about yourself…4th K Creations is a home grown business that specializes in hand lettering, painting and graphic design of rustic luxe for God's Kingdom.The mission of 4th K Creations, LLC is to use God's gifts for the good of His Kingdom. Currently, I am raising money to go on a missions trip to Rwanda as a storytelling journalist and photographer for a women's leadership ministry. Our signs, artwork, and paintings are made from the heart and celebrate God's word, the journey and the gift of Jesus Christ. Our four K's are the next generation of talented women and the fourth day of creation was when God made the moon and stars- a place for dreams!
How and when did your business get started? My business was started in 2014 after my third child was born. I wanted a creative outlet and the opportunity to raise my girls to be creative as well.
What is your favorite product in your shop? Tell us how you came up with it. My favorite product is the painted vintage windows. I especially like the one that reads, "Thy Will Be Done." This has become a motto in my own life in tough times. I decided to combine my three favorite things- painting, the Word, and vintage decor.
Where do you find your inspiration and creativity? I love to read and write and highlight pages, quotes, and sayings. Putting these sayings on decor and household items is a daily reminder of my beliefs, passion and the endless beauty around us.
What are your favorite things about being a vendor in a handmade market? My favorite thing is talking to people about the artwork. I enjoy telling them the stories behind the products. For example, that window came from a sheep farm in Cicero, and I knew as soon as I saw it that it had to say JOY.
Give us 5 fun facts about you and/or your business…I did 60 windows in one month at Christmas My windows will pay for my mission trip this summer to Rwanda. My daughters help me clean and move windows. I have professional experience as a writer, photographer, graphic designer and painter. One of my favorite commissions is painting mailboxes (in the summer).
Visit 4th K Creations at http://kristaoesch.wixsite.com/4thkcreations
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