A Hilton Head woman credits the COVID-19 pandemic for helping her discover an exciting new project. In this week’s Lowcountry Living, she meets the artist behind Paint for Pets. “I just like to bring something old to life and make it beautiful.” said Teresa Crawley of Paint for Pets. Crawley enjoys spending her free time painting bowls, plates, vases and more. “That’s what I love. Creating the colors and patterns and bringing something very simple to life,” Ella Crawley said. a hobby that Crawley attributes to the COVID-19 pandemic. This painting technique is self-taught, something Crawley learned during quarantine simply by watching videos online. “I just watched YouTube and got it. If you’re isolated from people, that’s hard on people, but if you have something to do that brings you joy, more power to you,” Crawley said. A self-proclaimed “cat nut” with three cats of her own, Crawley wanted to use her newfound talent for giving back. “I love animals. I’ve always had a strong connection and get excited when I talk about animals,” she said. She is now selling her pieces and donating the proceeds to local animal shelters, calling her effort Paint for Pets. She hopes her new passion project will show others that it is never too late in life to start something new. “No one is too old to do anything. She starts going to the gym. You want to start painting. I mean you know that at my age not many people don’t choose a new hobby. But why not? Why not? Why not?” Crawley said. If you want to shop at Paint for Pets, you can call 843-222-1022.