We are so excited to be introducing September Artist of the Month! From day one, we have been laughing over these wonderfully cute and "punny" items. They really fit in with our personal styles and the overall style of our store. We love anything that's just a little off from normal around here!
A Little Bit About SKP Ink
Sarah and Drew created SKP Ink in 2018. Their motto? "Bad Jokes by Good People" and to be honest, they really live up to be some really amazing people. This husband and wife duo are the powerhouse behind SKP Ink. Their work is handmade from start to finish; drawn by Sarah, coasters made by Drew, hand sealed, hand cut, hand folded, everything! They create everything in their home, " more of a factory than a living room"! From cards to coasters, magnets and button pins, they have a little something for everyone.
Oh, and the "SKP" is Sarah's initials! Nice way to bring it all the way around to the beginning.
Our Interview with SKP Ink
H: What was the "key moment" for you that lead to you getting started in your medium?
S: My partner in crime, love, life and business encouraged me to start drawing again after years of not drawing anything. At first, it was just a fun, relaxing hobby for me. Somewhere along the way I began to decorate our kitchen with cute drawings paired with punny sayings. We had a friend's birthday come up soon after and decided to turn one into a card and our whole business has snowballed from there.
H: If you could work in any other area of art (besides your own), what would it be and why?
S: I would have to say music. Drew spent years playing and touring in several bands and we've dabbled in that in recent years as well. I've done some t-shirt designs and album art for his bands and it's a fun way to step out of my comfort zone and support him in his passion.
H: You're a new addition to the crayon box. What color would you be and why?
S: Noir is the new Black. Our motto is Bad Jokes by Good People and we both have a dark sense of humor. Plus, our favorite color is black, aka noir.
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"?
S: Definitely had a case of this when I first began but I had a lot of encouragement and support from my partner, friends and family. In recent years I've really tried to just go for it and be open to what comes and think that it has brought SKP ink to where it is today. Putting your art into the world is a very vulnerable thing to do but it is such a freeing and amazing feeling seeing strangers enjoy it!
H: If you could be any animal, what would you be and why?
S: Honestly I couldn't figure out a good answer for this one so I took an online spirit animal quiz and it actually seemed to nail me. The internet says I'm a deer! Their reasoning: "When you have the deer as spirit animal, you are highly sensitive and have a strong intuition. By affinity with this animal, you have the power to deal with challenges with grace. You master the art of being both determined and gentle in your approach."
What You Can Look Forward To!
During the month of September, SKP Ink has been kind enough to run a special deal for all of you!
You know all of their awesome coasters? You will be able to get four coasters for $15! You can mix and match whichever ones you love the most and get them for a steal!
Which ones will you pick out? Come by the shop to check them out!
Let's Get Social!
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We hope that by introducing you to the Artist of the Month that you can actually see the people that are behind all the artwork that we offer. There are some pretty great people working with us. We're so excited that SKP Ink was willing to work with us for Artist of the Month for September! Make sure to stop by the store to check out their amazing work!
Have a lovely week guys!
XOXO - Impulsive