My name is Charity McIntosh and I'm a 20-year-old digital, traditional, and crochet artist. I have been doing art for most of my life and started crocheting in May 2020.
I am a proud Mexican-American Artist and strive to create a safe space that includes body positivity, the LGBTQ+ community, and people of color.
My Socials and Other Sites
You can find all of my Socials on my Linktree Link or you can find me on TikTok, Instagram, Facebook, Ribblr, and Etsy under the name 'InsomniacChairArt"
I've posted my art online to share my artwork for a while, and though I've gotten my fair share of critique, I never stopped wanting to share my artwork.
I went through high-school loving art, but not really knowing if I could make it in a career. My art socials were active, and I participated in things like "Art Fight" and have done art trades, but I never saw my income going further than a commission or two every few months. So when I decided I was going to college, I went to Texas State University for Technical Theatre Production, and though Theatre is a passion I have, I was really struggling in college. I loved learning but I never had time to create anymore. College just wasn't for me, so I returned home after a year of school and decided I wanted to take another path.
During my first time out of school, I was bored. I had no classes, no job, and was struggling to be an adult. I went back into doing art and was inspired by other online creators on TikTok that sold their art on Etsy, so I went ahead and made my own.
I recently started to crochet, so I thought maybe that would be a good start with my shop, then further and further in I started doing different products, such as stickers, prints, pins, and more! Throughout me learning how to make this work, I was posting my art business journey on TikTok, and after months of consistent posting, shop updates, and gaining followers, I was actually making decent money as an Etsy seller!
As I was doing online orders, I started looking into artist alleys and art markets and thought it would be a fun way to share my art. After just thinking about this idea silently, a friend contacted me telling me about an art store that would love to have me for their "First Friday" event. The store is called "Vibe Tribe" and my friend mentioned me out of nowhere and they were interested. The next "First Friday" in Bastrop, Texas, there I was. I had my little booth set up, and I sat there waiting for maybe a couple of people to walk by, but that's not what happened. People came to the event on Main street and actually loved my stuff! Multiple people, even if they didn't buy anything, complimented my work. By the end of the night, I made over double what I spent on materials for the booth and some products. After this event, Vibe Tribe invited me each month to do a little booth outside their art store, and with that, invited me to be a part of their family of artists. As of October 2022, I am a part of Vibe Tribe and sell my artwork in that building. Since then, I have grown more confident to do other art markets in my area and even plan on doing wholesale and selling my artwork in similar stores in San Francisco.
So that's where I am. I'm happy running my little business, and now have a whole website!
Thank yall so much for believing in me and helping me accomplish my dreams :)