Minnetonka Artist Opens Her Studio to Share Creative Inspiration
For mixed media artist and Minnetonka resident Patty Carmody Smith, the inspiration and arguably the success started with a joke.
According to the Sun Current, Carmody Smith and her husband took a trip to Yellowstone National Park, and while at Old Faithful, they couldn’t help but notice a raven in the parking lot.
“There was a raven on somebody’s car bumper picking out dead grasshoppers,” Carmody Smith recounted. “We thought that was just hilarious, how smart they were to pick out the dead ones instead of having to go hunt for themselves.”
She reportedly told her husband she’d recreate that bird when they got home. She did. And now her bird sculptures are her best sellers – going for $325 a pop, according to the article. In addition to bird pieces, she also makes figurative sculptures, collages, mosaics and mandalas.
Carmody Smith is just a one-woman-operation, creating her pieces and running the business out of her Minnetonka home.
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