A new year. So many exciting things in store for me and my family, how about you? And so many new Etsy Artists to feature! Here's my first feature for 2010, Kara of Vive LeFrance Design. We've got a few things in common. We're both Kara/Cara, both card makers and we are both on the fabulous EtsyGreetings Team. Kara is also a painter. Here's an original oil painting of her view along the paths through Orton Plantation near Wilmington, North Carolina.
Some of her cards are prints of her original oil paintings.
3. What inspires your art?
Give me a kiss,and to that kiss a score,
then to that twenty, add a hundred more:
a thousand to that hundred:
so kiss on, to make that thousand up a million.
treble that million, and when that is done,
Let’s kiss a fresh, as when we first begun.
To Anthee: Ah, My Anthea
We will be married 6 years on January 17th and we both love this quote so I use it for a lovely black and white card. I think it is elegant and romantic and perfect for Valentine's Day, an anniversary or just because.
5. Do you have any advice for those who are new to selling on Etsy?
I have not found success yet on Etsy but I plan on persevering. I'm working on the community aspect of Etsy. I need to find the energy to create and participate. I have not found the balance yet. So I guess that would be my advice - find the balance and participate!
6. Do you have any favorite Etsy artists?
7. Do you have anything else you'd like to share? Are there any other websites or stores where we can find you?
If anyone is thinking about joining the military, I just completed illustrating "The Idiots Guide to the ASVAB" (Military Entrance Exam). It can be ordered through Amazon here.
I also sell handmade baby cards at Addison Marie, A Baby Boutique. The cards are in store but I designed the store's identity and website. Check it out!
Thanks so much, Kara, for sharing your talents with us. Wishing you all the best in 2010 and Happy Anniversary!