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bannerToday I had the pleasure of talking with Gabbie from GabriellesCreations Etsy store.

Cute Cartoon Portraits: What do you specialize in?

Gabbie: I specialize in polymer clay sweets and food miniatures, original pet tags and sweet photo frames. I also love to experiment with different materials, techniques and styles! At the moment there are some resin jewelry in my shop, as well as the classic/ romantic “Winter Flowers” items. I will be adding soon some steampunk rings and hope to make some horror/ gothic jewelry too.

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CCP: How did you get into selling on Etsy?

G: At first all my creations were offered as gifts or I wore them myself. Then some of my friends and family suggested that I should try to get them “out to the world”. They were stocking up, so I decided to give it a try!
I was thrilled by the positive and heart-felt feedback they received, and I soon started to participate in lots of exhibitions, fairs and even sold to a few selected stores. I love creating and it’s really rewarding for me to know that I made someone happier with a piece of my jewelry!
With Etsy, it’s really easy to make my items available worldwide, not only in Greece =)

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CCP:  Do you have any facebook twitter etc pages you’d like to share?

G: Etsy: www.etsy.com/shop/GabriellesCreations
Blog: www.ggcreations.blogspot.gr
Twitter: www.twitter.com/G_Creations
Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/gcreations
Facebook profile: www.facebook.com/unique.g.creations2
Facebook group: goo.gl/NjBqi
Google Plus: plus.google.com/117657870997547158965

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Thanks Gabbie! Go check out her store here

 

Happy New Year!

cute cartoon portrait family illustrationHappy New Year everyone! Above is the latest family portrait I did. It was given as a Christmas Gift (and apparently is was a huge success!). I hope that 2013 brings lots of love and happiness to all.

See you next year!

www.cutecartoonportraits.com

 

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This week I had the pleasure of speaking with Berta from Berta’s Goods/ Scarppy kids Etsy store

Cute Cartoon Portraits: What do you specialize in?

Berta: I  specialize in making children jackets, coats and vests. I mostly use factory scraps or reclaimed unwanted materials mixed with love and luxury quality finishing. My main goal is to create a long lasting and practical item which is also versatile to wear for every occasion, meanwhile taking care of the environment.

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CCP: How did you get into selling on Etsy?

B: I knew about Etsy for a while back before I started to make my line. When I came out with my samples it seamed to be the obvious next step. Now I am looking for other platforms as well.

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CCP: Do you have any facebook twitter etc pages you’d like to share?

B: www.facebook.com/ScrappyKids
www.etsy.com/shop/bertasgoods
www.scrappykids.com (under construction)

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Thanks Berta! Check out Berta’s Etsy store here

one direction cartoon portraitI decided to draw the boys of One Direction, mostly because they have great hair!

Do you have a One direction fan in the family? Want to put them in a portrait with the boys? Contact me for details.

Also, don’t forget, you can get your family, friends, pets, and loved ones Cute Cartoonafied over at www.cutecartoonportraits.com

 

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5 Year old Caitie is on a mission to collect 100 postcards from all over the place before April 2013. You can read her full story here.

This is a really fun project that you can do with your kids, nieces, nephews, grandkids, friends, etc!

This drawing is my little contribution. Enjoy!

 

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Rebecca from Good Dog Pet Portraits does a different type of custom pet portrait from what I do. She specializes in more realistic looking illustrations.

Cute Cartoon Portraits: Tell me a bit about yourself and what you do.

Rebecca: I’m not from the country but I live out in it now. I never imagined that llamas and sheep would be my neighbors, that I would love growing gourds, or that I’d really want peacocks for Christmas. I have always been an artist but this way of living has opened something in my artistic brain. I take more photographs. I paint horses and dogs with acrylics all the time and in a “big” way. (Sometimes my canvases are 5ftx5ft.) I made some abstracts that I like after two years of trying and failing. The best part about this majorly artistic time in my life is that I’ve learned how to digitally draw. That is what my Etsy shop is about. Being able to bring together my love for dogs, people, and for art with a brand new skill is a great feeling.

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CCP: How did you get into illustrating and selling on etsy?

R: It started about 9 months ago when my fiance (a computer guru) told me that I should buy this tablet thing. Honestly, it cost $200 and I had a really hard time spending that kind of money on something I had no idea how it worked or if I was going to like it. The first day, he hooked it up to my computer and big monitor on the wall for me and I drew like I did when I was six. The small, black tablet is in your lap and you draw with a digital pen while looking at a totally different spot. We are all used to drawing, writing, etc while looking down at what we are working on. Day two and three looked like I was intoxicated because you could see shapes but the lines were squiggly. Day four and five, I let my friends play with it because I had given up. Then, once the pressure I put on myself let up, I got it. I found that amazing spot that artists find when they are in the middle of something good. I started drawing/painting my friend’s dogs on my personal facebook page and decided to try Etsy after I got my sea legs.

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CCP: Are you a cat or a dog person?

R: I am a dog person but I think I’d be both if I weren’t allergic to cats. Cats are cool. Dogs are sweet. You can’t go wrong with either. I am seriously adopting three peacocks in January.

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Peacocks! Wow!

Also, I can relate to the Wacom tablet experience. It takes a while to get used to, but once you do, WATCH OUT! The thing is an AMAZING tool. I don’t know what I would do without it.

Check out Rebecca’s store here

also, like her on facebook

etsy interviewToday I got to interview Angela from Angelina’s Avenue on Etsy!

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Cute Cartoon Portraits: Tell me a bit about yourself and what you do.

Angela: My name is Angela, I’m 23 years old from New York. I went to The University of Hartford Art School where I specialized in fine arts. I worked as a department manager at a local craft store where I learned to make just about anything!

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CCP: How did you start making pet beds?

A: I started making pet beds in June of this year. I became ill in early May and lost my job, so I started crafting to keep my mind off being sick. I love fabric and I figured why not make something for mans best friend? I know every time I go into a department store I end up buying something for my dog because its just too cute!

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CCP: Do you have pets?

A: My inspiration is my little pup Spanky. Hes my 9 year old Lhasa Apso mix. He serves as my model for the different styles of beds I make. I figured his just too cute face would warm the buyers 🙂

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Thanks Angela! Be sure to check out Angela’s store here.