September Artist of the Month: SKP Ink!

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!