Sunday, July 13, 2008

Featured Artist

This featured artist makes pins buttons, light switch plates and other cute things. Come visit with

Here is our interview with Joanna -

Describe what you make?

I specialize in creating cute cartoony characters. I then feature these characters on prints, pins, magnets, light switch covers, and clothing (coming soon!). My inspiration comes from cartoon shows such as PowerPuff Girls, Dexter's Lab and Invader Zim. I also absolutely LOVE the 50s retro way of illustrating.

What mediums do you enjoy working in most?

I start with good old pencil (or pen) and paper. I then scan in my rough draft and go digital. I use a combination of Flash and Photoshop to get just the right look. Sometimes my roughs come from Post-It art doodles that i mindlessly draw on all the time.

How long have you been creating craft?

I've been drawing ever since i can remember. I've been selling my art for about three years. I started with the light switch covers, then slowly started making everything else.

How did you get started?

My mom is a painter- so she introduced me to art at a very young age. A couple years ago i was browsing the internet and randomly found Etsy. This was one of the best finds ever for me! As i was looking around, i got inspired to get my own prints made. The rest is history!

Where does the name of your shop come from?

It's my name!

What would you most want people to know about your work?

I try my best to make fun designs. I am always creating, and always open to new ideas. If anyone has an idea for a character to be done in my style, let me know. Ideas inspire me to create more!

What words of advice do you have for other artists?

Try to make at least 1 creative thing per day. Getting stuck in ruts sometimes happens. The only way out is to [in my case] draw! Even if nothing comes to mind- a scribble is still art!


You must see her great things at her shop on Etsy! They are adorable!

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