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Artisan of the Month
Wendy Digel
This Faux House Designs, Inc.
Alpharetta, Georgia

Wendy Digel began her journey in faux finishing 10 years ago.  After graduating from Ringling College of Art and Design with a degree in Fine Arts, she went to work as a graphics designer for a computer company.  She grew dissatisfied with the work because it did not have the creative and hands on feel that she longed for.  It was then that she learned of a friend’s work in faux finishing.  Soon after she was given an opportunity to work with her friend.  She worked for that employer approximately 6 years, training on the job and gaining experience in the field.  After a period of time working for that employer, she started to feel like her job was becoming too production oriented and that she was losing her creative outlet.  Again, it was time to change jobs.

This time her job searches lead her to Kathy Anders and This Faux House Designs, Inc.  It was a perfect fit.  She says that she loves that Kathy has a retail store, saying of herself “I am a product junky.”  She again found an outlet for her creativity and artistic talents through the high-end custom finishes that This Faux House Designs, Inc. provides its customers.  She has now been working for Kathy Anders for 4 years, and says that she really appreciates Kathy’s commitment to taking care of her clients.  She says of her “she really goes out of her way to help people and I have a lot of respect for that.”

When asked what finishes that she likes to work with, she says she really enjoys working with plasters, especially lime plasters.  Wendy says that she likes the natural depth of lime and the effects that it gives.  She also likes to work with cabinet finishes saying she likes the challenge of working with up to eight colors to create the perfect finish.  She also enjoys learning new finishes and creating her own finishes.  She is constantly creating new sample boards to challenge herself and expand her portfolio.  One of her favorite product lines to use is Golden’s Proceed.  She likes to use it because of the brands quality and her familiarity with it from her fine arts days when she also used Golden’s products.

She also spoke of a special job that she and Kathy Anders worked on for a longtime customer of theirs.  She contacted them telling them that she was adopting a baby and needed to have the nursery finished in time for the baby to arrive.  They were able to pull together the beautiful room in time for the client to bring home her precious new baby.  She beamed as she spoke about how they had been back to see the baby on several occasions.  The building of a relationship with her customer is something that Wendy enjoys about her job.  She also enjoys the satisfaction she gets when a job is completed and after the customer sees the results, it snowballs into more rooms in the house being finished.  She says that she “loves when they appreciate the art in what I do.” 

When asked what she likes about working in faux finishing, she says that she likes the instant gratification that you get from a happy customer, saying “in how many jobs do you get hugs from your customers?”  She also likes the fact that she can visually see what she has accomplished during the day.  She says that she enjoys sharing her knowledge with other artists when she is in the shop.  She emphasizes the importance of keeping her portfolio and skills fresh in order to better serve her clients.

Wendy recently had the opportunity to meet Kathy Carroll when she was at This Faux House Designs, Inc. teaching a 2-day class.  She says of Kathy Carroll that she was a very gracious person, further adding, “she is a great person with good energy.  You can tell that she likes what she does.  She was very inspiring.”

For more information about Wendy Digel and This Faux House Designs, Inc.,  please visit their website at thisfauxhousedesigns.com.

 

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