Happy November everyone! It's the first of the month, so you know what that means. We are announcing our Artist of the Month for November!
Please welcome in Marty Highfield as the newest Artist of the Month! We cannot say enough nice things about Marty. She is a hardworking lady, a mother, and somehow squeezes in time to make wonderful creations for the store. She has a soft spirit that you can't help but be calmed around. Seriously, she is a really wonderful human.
We hope that with this post, you will come to know her a little more and really appreciate her work.
A Little More About Marty
Marty sews pillows, door stops, and small plush owls for us. The small owls are so cute! She also has been creating ink drawings and recently started selling her prints in the shop.
Marty is so sweet, kind, and totally on top of everything. If anything news comes out, she's normally the first to respond or come by the store with something new for us. So we are so happy that her name was pulled for the November Artist of the Month!
Our Interview with Marty
H: What was the "key moment" for you that lead to you getting started in your medium?
M: My mom taught me to sew when I was younger. I made different things over the years like pillows, bags, quilts and I went to college for textile design. I have always enjoyed fabrics and the fun ways to use them. Then also in high school I had an awesome art teacher who gave me the art basics for drawing. I have a friend recently help me make the leap into Pen and Ink.
H: If you could work in any other area of art (besides your own), what would it be and why?
M: I think I would love to do sculptures in clay or metal or woodworking. I have always appreciated the creativity of those art forms but just never had the opportunity to really explore them.
H: You're a new addition to the crayon box. What color would you be and why?
M: I would be a soft sage-y green with just the hint of blue: because that is the most soothing, calming colors to me.
H: What is your go-to strategy for overcoming the thoughts of "your work isn't good enough" or "I am not good enough to sell my work"?
M: Sometimes I post it online and really appreciate the feedback. Having people commission artwork or buy the things from the store is always a great boost too.
H: If you could be any animal, what would you be and why?
M: I would be a horse, because they are the most beautiful, graceful, inspiring animal to me. Ever since I was a little girl I have loved them and wish I could be around them more.
What You Can Look Forward To
Marty has been really awesome with working with us to bring you the best deal possible. After our conversation, we decided the best option would be to add her items to our Rewards Program.
If you buy any of Marty's items in the store, you will get an extra Rewards Program Stamp!
This means that with enough stamps, you will be able to get more rewards! This is a really great deal because not only can you get Marty's artwork, you can get other artist's works while getting rewarded for it all! Double stamps for the win!
Let's Get Social!
Do you have a question or an idea? Let us know! Leave a commit below, sign up for our email list, or follow us on Social Media!
Here's a link to our Facebook page!
And then one for our Instagram page!
We seriously love to hear from you guys! What project are you working on right now? Let us know! Add pictures! We are here to support artist, especially new artists, and creativity.
We hope that you have a great first weekend to November! Make sure to check out all the fun things that Marty has in our store!
XOXO - Impulsive