A custom avatar giveaway! So much fun!! Luckybella made a custom avatar for me! I love it!!:)
Hello! :) My name is Laura, I'm an artist and I love to do crafty fun stuff. I'm 26, from Brooklyn, NY and I love the city!
Tell us a bit about your business...
My etsy shop is more of an extension of my professional illustration work- it's a great little venue to sell things, and I'm hoping to add more over the summer. Right now, I've got some custom digital art available, as well as some tiny paintings, and paper dolls. Gocco printed stuff coming up next!
What inspired you to start your etsy shop?
My sister (bellatote.etsy.com) started a shop and is doing really well! I was inspired by her shop to start making & selling neat art stuff. Things are still picking up, but it's the best little sales venue site I've come across. There's even a speciality website for selling illustration goods, but Etsy is just so much fun, it comes with the community, and it's just a really nice place to hang out.
When you're not being crafty, what do you do?
When I'm not promoting my work or making more samples, I like to hang out with fellow artists in the city, ride my Vespa around town, and play lots of video games :)
Whats your favorite book, song, movie & website?
Ooh, I'm so bad at picking! Tim Robbins is my fav author, couldn't pin down a book that's the best. Same for tunes, although Rockabilly and Daft Punk pretty much dominate my play list! I love "My Neighbor Totoro", an old Japanese animated movie, and my favorite website- besides etsy of course- is http://www.drawger.com. It's a community art blog I'm a part of, and someone's always posting something interesting up.
How do you promote your work?
I'm still starting promotion for my Etsy shop- feeling my way around. I love posting in the Etsy forums though- not a lot of sales, but I get about 10 hearts every time I pop back there to say hello!
What are your short-term & long-term goals?
Short-term: I'd just love to share some of my art with other women, girls, families, and heck, even some of the more open-minded boys! I'm also working on developing some new products to list up there.
Long-term: Famous artist rock star with a gazillion dollars and maybe some groupies.
Tell us something random about you!
I had an epiphany while glittering & packaging the paper dolls- if I can be "grown up" and still working on glitter fairy paper dolls, then I don't want to be in other line of work. Ever!
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