Thursday, March 10, 2011

Focus On... Carriveau Craft!

Carriveau Craft is backed by the delightful Shelli who graciously answered my silly questions. Read more baout her work and make sure to check out her shop - it's amazing!

Tell me some basic info about yourself.

I am almost 40 ewe. I have 3 children a husband who has a firefighter/paramedic schedule. We live in Colorado where it is very sunny and dry. I came from a very wet part of Washington. Port Angeles is were I grew up most of my life. it rains 240 days of the year.

What kind of mediums do you use and why?

Mediums I like to use are acrylic paint, clay, water color, gauche, dried flowers, wood, and metal. I love acrylic paint because it dry's a lot faster than oil. I don't like to wait to do my layers. I love texture and the feel of it as far as other mediums go.

Why did you decide to sell on etsy?

I decided to figure out a way I could sell some work on line with out waiting for the next craft show. A friend of a magazine company referred me to this site. I was very unsure of the computer world, but now that I am comfortable, I love Etsy. We are all trying to figure out our next sale and it can get a little frustrating at times, but I am very grateful I get to stay home with my children and paint.

Where do you get your inspiration?

My inspiration comes from seasons and things that are going on around me. I can't really put it into words, but it is like mood swings. Most of the time things come to me in the morning or when I take the time to just stop and be still. Some times I will start sketching ideas and more start to accumulate. I keep an art journal because I know I wont remember what I was inspired to paint at that time. 

What is your favorite music to craft by?
Music to craft by....hmmmm...classical and then some alternative rock. Most of the time I don't listen to music. Only this year did I do this because I was waiting for my name to be called on the radio to win some money and I did! 

When it's cold outside I paint.

When I'm hungry I find something sugary first.

When I need a boost I call a friend and then paint.

If I had one wish, it would be... I wish I was a millionaire and no one knew it. Then I would live in our small house and help people with financial needs.

If I could give one gift to everyone I know, it would be knowing they have a purpose in this life.

If I was an animal I would be an eagle so I could fly and perch in the tallest tree's. I would acquire a taste for berries and sushi since attacking rodents would gross me out.

What's your favorite piece of your own?
One of my favorite pieces of Art that I owned I sold on Etsy. My children cried when I did. I felt so bad and didn't realize they were so attached. I haven't really created something that I would call my very most favorite yet. 

What are your favorite blogs/websites right now?

My favorite blog would be :)

You can find Carriveau 
on twitter and
on etsy!

1 comment:

  1. Hi my name is Ana and I have a store in Aurora Colorado and I would love to have these rocks you paint in my store to offer them to my costumers.


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