Friday, October 10, 2008

Friday Feature - FancifulForm

What is the best way to describe your shop, and what makes you unique?
http://fancifulform.etsy.com is my escape from the everyday for me. Sometimes I will get frustrated with a painting or a drawing I am working on and I need something I can do to relax while I wrap my head around whats bothering me. The only way I know how to relax is to create so when everything else I create gets overwhelming I turn to my pendants for balance and support.


How did you select your name?
When I first joined Etsy I agonized over the name of my shop. I wanted something that would allow me to have multiple kinds of items. Paintings, Prints, ect. I had the word "Fanciful" stuck in my head for some reason and after pondering that for a while I decided on "FancifulFlair" for my art shop. I wanted my Pendant store to be similar as it is more defined I decided on FancifulForm.


When and how did you first get started in your art?
I started creating as a child. I don't honestly remember the first time I took toilet paper and made papier mache or the first time I smeared paint all over a Christmas ornament.


Do you sell outside of etsy? If so where?
So far I only sell on Etsy. I was accepted to HandmadeFusion but I don't really know anything about them yet. I have my own website http://LaurenKnuckles.com Which showcases my artwork and is capable of selling through paypal but I haven't set it up yet.

Is this your full time job?
No, This is my part time job. I have been working for my art teacher off and on trying to get her studio organized and when I am not doing that I run my two etsy shops. I'm also a full time college student.


What is your favorite material?
Oh goodness. I dread this question. lol
I could start a list that would never end. They are all my favorites! Probably my very favorite right now is fabric. Any scrap fabric at all. I collect mountains of scrap fabric even when I don't need it because someday I might.


What do you enjoy most about creating your art?
The zone. You know that place. Where you suddenly find that you've spent eight hours on a project you meant to sit and spend fifteen minutes on. Where you realize that you're so hungry you may feint because the kitchen was just too far away from your desk to grab a snack. Thats where I am the happiest.

Where do you find inspiration?
Most of my inspirations comes from experimenting with mediums. I'll try something I have never done before and depending on how the finished product looks I'll either scrap it or delve deeper and try a different ratio or poor it over fabric or add beads to it. I'm inspired by trial and error.
Click HERE to visit Fancifulform.

2 comments:

Jennifer said...

Wonderful feature! Fanciful form has really cool stuff :-)

BlossomingTree said...

What a nice shop! The french blossom pendants are really cute.