Etsy, Mixed Media, Painting

Interview with Romanian Painter Ioana Iacob: Transforming Traditional Romanian Roof Tiles Into Works of Art

It is my pleasure to introduce Ioana Iacob from Bucharest, Romania who creates small paintings on local reclaimed wood roof tiles. Her Etsy shop is filled with colorful paintings that are perfect for small spaces. Can you tell me a little bit about yourself and your journey with art?  I have been dreaming of this all my life. Having grown…

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Interview with Russian Artist Anastasia Cherepneva: Inspired By Nature

Today’s interview features Russian artist Anastasia Cherepneva, who lives in Moscow and primarily sells on Redbubble, Shutterstock, and does freelance work for Russian publishers and universities. Can you tell me a little bit about yourself and your development into a graphic artist and illustrator, and where you draw your inspiration from? I’m an illustrator and graphic designer. Sometimes I sew, knit…

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Etsy, Painting

Contemporary Abstract Artist Melissa Mary Jenkins: Small Business and The Creative Design Process

I am pleased to introduce abstract artist Melissa Mary Jenkins, a 2016 Etsy Awards Finalist based in Erin, Canada. Please visit her shop at melissamaryjenkins.etsy.com. In the following interview she discusses the creative design process related to her abstract contemporary art paintings and her small business on Etsy. Can you tell me a little bit about yourself and the development…

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Etsy, Mixed Media, Painting

Artist Interview With Nessa Ryan

It is my pleasure to introduce the wonderful Nessa Ryan from Tel Aviv, Israel ~ visit her Etsy shop at nessaryandesign.etsy.com. Can you tell me a little bit about yourself, your shop, and your creative process (materials, thought process, etc)? “I studied fine art and specifically sculpture in Ireland and also Rotterdam. After graduating I moved to New York and…

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Drawing, Etsy, Painting

New Mexico Artist Christy Schwathe

Today I’m pleased to introduce artist Christy Schwathe from New Mexico. Her work and story inspires me, and I hope it will inspire you as well! Can you tell me a little about your background and interests? What’s life like in New Mexico? I grew up living on the second story of an old house, in a small town in…

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Etsy, Mixed Media, Painting, Textile Art

Handmade Eco-Friendly Brooches from Dariakash

Good morning everyone! Today’s artist interview is between myself and Dariaka from the Etsy shop Dariakash. Dariaka’s shop is based in Prague, Czech Republic, and she loves to create fun, eco-friendly brooches from recycled material. How did you become inspired to make your mixed media and papier-mache brooches? All my life I’ve always loved to sew, glue, cut, and invent new things.…

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