Paint the Trail: Carpenter beautifies Seminole Wekiva Trail
By Melissa Mahadeo, Reporter -
LONGWOOD, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35 ORLANDO) -
Jeff Sonsken is a carpenter by trade. But when the phone stopped ringing, he turned to a secret passion.
"I would stick these out in the yard and stick them under a tree," he said, pointing to a painting.
Sonsken is a self-taught painter. He'd never sold any paintings, but once, out of boredom, he decided to paint a fence in his parents' backyard to keep busy while unemployed.
"I had my drill in a pouch, and I had my screws in another pouch. I would make sure nobody was out there. I would bolt out there and put the screws up and then get out, because I figured I was going to get yelled at," Sonsken said.
But he wasn't. Instead, when neighbors saw his creation, they asked him to paint another portrait.