Hand Painted Decorative Light Bulbs by Felicia
In her own words...
In 1997 I had this Bright Idea! I was finishing up my last year of high school when I decided I wanted to paint a mural in my bedroom. My parents were renting at the time and were adamantly against the notion, so I decided to paint my light bulb assuming that it would create the same effect. Well nail polish, those fruity smelling markers, and a 100 watt bulb was a bad mix! 'Bad' being an understatement! But that's what gave me the idea. With some trial and error a little bit of time I came up with a method that worked. Then, before I knew it I was bringing so much light to so many lives that I quit my day job(tattoo artist), and took my show on the road! I started selling my Hand-Painted Light bulbs at the boardwalk in Venice Beach, CA that same year. Shortly thereafter, I became introduced to the Arts & Craft Fair Scene, where I have exhibited my work for the past 7 years. I do all of the work myself, and so it is becoming increasingly difficult to keep up with the demand. Which is why I am trying to make the transition to wholesale distribution so that I will have more time to create!
I Start Out with Special Long-Life Bulbs that are Long-Lasting And Low Wattage. The Average Life is 3-5 Years(up to 7) with Regular Daily Use. I use a High-Temperature, Translucent Paint that I apply Completely Freehand with a Paintbrush. The Designs are my Own Original Designs that I can Reproduce Almost Exactly. And I also Paint Custom Design upon Request. The Combination of the Low Watts and the Special Paint Allows the Light to Pass Through and Reflect upon the Walls or Shade Creating an Incredible Effect in the Room in which it is Used.
Halloween Pumpkin - Blue Flames - Rainbow - Rainbow Mosaic - Blue Moon
Butterfly- Green Mosaic -Hearts -Spiral- Red Flames