Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Guest Designer: Trent Miller

We have a special guest with us today that we have recently gotten to know a little better. We think his vintage style is right up our alley! You will LOVE what Trent Miller has done with our "Abroad" collection! 

I am a finance director by day and a mixed media artist by night and weekend. I grew up in Springfield, Illinois and live in Cincinnati, Ohio with my partner, Tom, and two dogs Tyler and Cody. My mother is my greatest inspiration and taught me to always do what you love. I never knew that I had this deep connections and love for the art of craft. I started my venture into crafting back in November 2011 when making my first Christmas card.  After making that first card, I realized that this was a passion that was untapped for me. I discovered that I am a mixed media artist who loves making homemade cards, tags, wall art, canvas pieces and more. 


My area of expertise is making unique cards and tags that possess vintage textures and aesthetics.  The common theme in my work is distress vintage that incorporates the desire to intentionally fade and give a marred look to my work to convey an antique or used look. 





If you ask me what inspired me to continue on in this craft it is the capability to escape from the world through my creative process and exploration. My motto is to never give up on your dreams and never say you can’t, but prove you can.  I have always admired Steve Jobs and a quote of his that I do my best to live by daily~ “The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking.  As with all matters of the heart, you know when you find it.”   So for me I found it through being a mixed media artist and knowing what I create makes people  smile.



Trent's amazing studio was also featured in CPS Studios magazine this month! 

Be sure to visit Trent's personal blog and say hello, and please let him know we sent you! 


Also, check out our "We Spy..." board on Pinterest; and don't forget to share your projects with us on Facebook!  If we spy fabulous projects using Authentique products, we might just feature you in a future blog post!



23 comments:

  1. really really terrific - love them all - but especially the one with the Eiffel Tower!

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  2. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this project!! It's amazing!! My heart is right up there with that sweet vintage suitcase too!! :) Congratulations!!

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  3. Love to see what a guy comes up with in the scrap world. I always find their take on things inspiring. These pieces of art are wonderful!

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  4. This is so awesome, love the vintage goodness and your details! This is great inspiration too ( I pinned it ) :)

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  5. Beautiful, well written bio which goes so well with your gorgeous artwork. Congratulations on finding your outlet and passion in life.

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  6. Amazing projects! Love all of the vintage pieces!!

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  7. We're so thrilled to have you guest blog Trent! You are quite the talent!

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  8. Wow, this is seriously amazing!

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  9. Your manner of writing is extremely unique compared to many other folks out there. Thanks for publishing when you have the chance.Cccam Server

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  10. Congrats. You're a great inspiration.
    Yvette

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  11. This paper collection makes me drool...I don't see how you fail with this! Gorgeous projects all!

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  12. Thank you everyone for the kind words. I am so glad that you enjoyed my design projects and hearing a little about me. my blog is http:\\mllrtrnt74.blogspot.com

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  13. WTG Trent ... awesome creativity ...

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  14. Very handsome projects, Trent! Love all of the paper tearing that you've done...perfect for these collections!

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