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 www.kateandoli.blogspot.com :)
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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.ReplyDelete