For this Wednesday’s edition of Wednesday Indie Artist Fixx I am doing something a little different…I’m having a contest. I know fun, right? And, it’s a goodie too.
My interview is with Lisa Price from artgoodies and Lisa has generously donated three of her lovely block printed tea towels for a giveaway.
Three lucky winners will win one of the three designs pictured below.
To enter: leave a comment on this post with your plans for your tea towel should you win. Would you keep it for yourself or gift it, remember Mother’s Day is coming up after all. This giveaway will end Friday, April 17th at 11:59 pm EST. I will choose three random commenters and each will win one towel each. Open to international entrants.
Now on to my interview with Lisa.
1. What’s the name of your shop and what do you make?
The name of my shop is artgoodies. I make block printed housewares such as tea towels, aprons, and mini pillows.
Each item is hand printed with one of my original linocut block prints and the aprons and stuffies are sewn together with vintage fabric.
2. What’s your favorite thing about your studio or work space? Your least favorite?
My favorite is that it’s just down the steps into my basement so it’s a great commute! The studio is quite organized and very functional. The towel drying racks are awesome and can fold down flat to the wall making more room. I have it separated into work stations so you can usually find what you need and work very efficiently.
My least favorite thing is it gets real real cold in the winter. I am planning on getting another electrical box installed for baseboard heaters.
3. What do you listen to or watch while you work?
Lots of Cd’s generally, especially The Lucksmiths. I also frequently listen to NPR. I like all sorts of music, so you can hear a dollop of this and a pinch of that coming from my studio. Sometimes, I just sit quietly and work too.
4. What are some of your inspirations?
Vintage fabric of course! Nature, old plant, biology, and bird books, designs and colors of the fifties specifically vintage housewares. I actually have a vintage shop on etsy too, vintagegoodies. I just can’t resist vintage.
5. Anything you want to share? Doing any craft shows this season, have some new products coming out, or get a really big write-up in a national publication?
The latest news: A couple of my towels were featured in Home Beautiful Australia in the September issue. And some of my cupcake products will be in a movie that is currently being filmed!
6. What’s your favorite book from your childhood?
My favorite book was this little book called The Dollhouse. I used to stare at the little pictures looking at all the details of the house. It was so cute with it’s pinks, blues, and yellows. I guess I have always been a housewares kinda girl!