What Is The Lovely Bug?
Hi there! My name is Kim. I'm a freelance artist & educator in Southern California. I enjoy a variety of art forms including digital, sketching, painting, music, dance, & more! My BA is in history & my masters is in museum education. I love teaching people & showing them that they are capable of learning, no matter what the subject.
In the past I've worked for school districts, cities, counties, & companies doing a variety of education related jobs like substitute teaching, instruction, curation, program creation, & design. While I loved my jobs (especially the museum career field), I wanted to step out on my own as an independent artist & education consultant. I now spend my days happily creating art, designing teaching & career workshops for private & nonprofit organizations, & leading art workshops.
The Lovely Bug is the realization of my childhood hopes to one day sell my art. It is my company for selling my art, taking commissions, consulting & teaching. In my previous career I often attended city events in a polkadot dress with live native ladybugs to teach attendees about beneficial insects, food chains, carnivorous insects, & a variety of other topics. After the 2nd event, visitors would come up & tell me that their children now referred to me as 'the ladybug lady' & would look for me at events. I may have loved the nickname. With a bit of research I found out that a group of ladybugs is called a loveliness. Thus my business name was born!