Tell us a bit about yourself.
I grew up in the country loving the outdoors, animals, and creating things...and I still do. I decided to major in Graphic Design and graduated from Arkansas Tech University with a Bachelors of Art with a emphasis in Graphic Design.
Apart from creating things, what do you do?
Right now I'm planning a wedding, so that takes up a big part of my time. I also enjoy the outdoors, checking out new restaurants, and spending time with my fiance, friends and family.
Where does your inspiration come from?
I am inspired by everything around me. People, Nature, Places. Color palettes found in nature are my favorite.
What does handmade mean to you?
Handmade is very important to me. Something handcrafted is so much more special that any item made in a factory.
Who has been most influential in your craft?
My sculpture professor. If it hadn't been for my sculpture classes, I would have never learned to etch.
When did you know you were an artist/maker?
I still don't know that I'm an artist. ha. I just like to make things and somehow people like them enough to buy them.
How would you describe your creative process?
Research – Sketch – Test - Create
What handmade possession do you most cherish?
I would have to say my notebook of drawing from when I was younger. I loved to draw and I have all of them together in a binder.
How do you get out of your creative ruts?
Take a break. If I go for a walk, shopping, or to a movie to get my mind off the project usually when I come back I'm ready to create.
Where would you like to be in ten years?
In ten years I would like to have a family, still working from home, and enjoying life.
Tell us a little bit about your Shop:
LuckyPups specializes in an assortment of custom pet items including treat jars, pet bowls, diners, and gifts. All of our creations are personalized with your dog's (or cat's) name in one of our 15 fun fonts. You choose the font that best fits your pet's personality. We can work with every pet owner to spoil and pamper your pet!
How did you become interested or involved in your craft or art?
I have always been interested in arts, but I became interested in etching in my college sculpture class.
When you made your first sell...what did you REALLY do?
I was SO excited. I told everyone I could and got started on the order immediately. It was finished and ready to be shipped out that same day.
Do you promote your shop in any way? Please, share!
I also was recently featured in CityDog Magazine
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This year I would like to accomplish...
a new line of dog bowls for the shop. Maybe even a few collars and dog toys.