Why the name SidePorch? When I was a little girl I used to sit with my grandfather and create images out of doodles. I’d draw a squiggle on a page and hand it to him and he’d hand me his squiggle in return. We’d spend about ten minutes creating something from each others little doodle, then exchange to see each other’s masterpiece. This would go on for the entire afternoon on the “Side Porch.” I remember as clear as day, how he’d look up at me after I handed him my paper. There didn’t have to be any words, as his eyes were filled with amazement each and every time. He always said that someday I’d astonish the world with my art. While I realize it’s a grandfather’s job to make his granddaughter feel like a rock star, he left me with such strength to be passionate in what I do. He always said, “Whatever it takes.”
My grandfather passed away, a month before I officially opened Silverbox.
As I hand-drew my first course map, it instantly reminded me of the doodles with my Grandfather on the side porch, hence our name. The SidePorch Collection was built on connection that runs deep. It’s about starting what you finish. Following though. Doing “Whatever it Takes.”
That’s our story. What’s yours?
We welcome you to come and sit for a while on our SidePorch. (We will be updating our cart with new art weekly, so feel free to stop back from time to time.)