How Kay Sokol turned her paintbrush into a business

Kay Sokol

Kay Sokol

While living in Tulsa, Okla., Kay Sokol decided to take a watercolor class. Little did she know that not only would she develop a great talent, her talent would one day produce an income.

“Vivian Nielson was a friend of mine, and she loved to write poetry, or verses rather. She told me one day, ‘I love your watercolor, let’s get together and make greeting cards,” Kay said.

That’s exactly what they did. For 20 years, they created cards together, one painting, and one writing. Their cards were sold in high-end gift shops all over the country.

“We had a real good time doing it.”

While Kay no longer sells her cards, she does still enjoy picking up a paintbrush. Her talent is evident, as she won first place in her division in the Art is Ageless juried competition at Fulton Presbyterian Manor last year.

“My favorite things to paint are birds. Cardinals, hummingbirds, goldfinches, any birds really,” she said.

We’re grateful to have Kay as our inspiring neighbor and enjoy the beauty of her talent on display.

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