I have had my shop since 2007 and have really been enjoying the increase in exposure of Etsy. I've been making the critters themselves since 2000. I started because I'm an adult and I love plush. I still hug things in stores and want to cry when I can't take cute things home with me. But honestly I can't fit anymore plush in this house! All my items are one of a kind (OOAK). I enjoy thrift shopping for vintage fabrics because I love the bright funky colors and patterns you just don't see so often anymore.
Mixing these with perhaps more ordinary fabrics can be quite lovely!
I'm inspired mostly by my moods. Like most everything I do it's at a very gut level.
I am in awe of my Happy Customer blog as it is such a touching and terrific thing to know people are having fun with my creations. I keep all of their photos and post them here:cuteandcreepyhappycustomer.blogspot.com
Since January I've been plagued with constant health problems that have accumulated much debt, I do not like asking for money but if you wish to donate to helping me out of this situation you can go to my website www.cuteandcreepy.net and click the donate button on the top just under the picture slide show in the middle. It will take you to paypal which is very secure. Just type Medical Fundraiser or Donation and even $1. helps tremendously.
And if you want to purchase anything from my shop please use the coupon JESSICASFUNDRAISER for 30% off.
Thanks very much for reading all about me!
The Wda Team is having a BNR "Buy N Rotate" today at 4pm-7:30pm Central! What is a Bnr you say? A Bnr is a Treasury on Etsy full of wonderful items from Artist all over the globe. Some Artist will list exclusive coupons and sales in these Treasuries.
They are a great way to chat with the Artist and get great handmade items you wont find anywhere else!
My name is Jesse Livingston. I'm a graduate of the Eastern Michigan University School of Fine Art. My focus in school was printmaking. I'm a songwriter and musician in the bands Hindershot and the Far Stairs. I just sold my first short story, which I'm really excited about; it will be featured on the podcast Pseudopod during the first week of November. I also write music and movie reviews for Richard and Danny Elfman's website Buzzine.com and do some graphic design and website building on a freelance basis.
I'm a big fan of horror stories, especially in the Lovecraftian tradition. For anyone who isn't familiar with the work of H.P. Lovecraft, I highly recommend the H.P. Lovecraft Literary Podcast. I'm also fascinated by science and nature, especially all the many varieties of animals that inhabit our planet. These two interests tend to combine when I'm working on a drawing or a story.
My biggest success so far has probably been selling a story to Pseudopod (which is the world's largest market for horror fiction), but I'm also very proud of the music I've made. Hindershot recently had a song featured on Delta Airlines in-flight radio, as well as doing a very successful West Coast tour.
So far, all the items in my shop are lithographs, but my favorite one is probably "Mouth Parts," because I think it has good contrast and use of lighting effects. Plus, the idea of a giant insect is just way cool.
Wednesday September 14th @ 5:30pm Central, the Wda Team on Etsy is having a Bnr Treasury!
What is a Bnr your ask?
A Bnr on Etsy means "Buy N Rotate"- Anyone can participate, not just Team members. Once someone purchases an item from the 16 featured listings, an item from their shop or an item from a member's shop on the Whimsically Dark Art Team will be added into the Treasury.
For complete rules, please click on the link above :)
It's fun, and most shops in Bnrs will post coupons for people to use!
Well, I didn't set out to do dark art I just keep going back there. I've been painting for years now, and have sold hundreds of paintings worldwide. I keep on painting dead trees. I keep trying to step to a lighter side, but I keep on ending up back at the dead tress (I have two other shops, VintageVixens2 that currently has spider jewelry and other stuff and TheIronDogMercantile that is mostly vintage and gothy kind of party gift tags etc.
~What inspires me as an Artist~
I am inspired by drama, color, and edginess I guess. I love all sorts of different types of art and have a big appreciation for everyone elses "scene". I am inspired by dreams and the place I sometimes find myself in, right between asleep and awake, when I find myself in another place and see these sights.... I have my entire life. I struggle to capture what I see over and over and over again and I never, ever get it right.
~My biggest success as an Artist~
Touching the lives of some of my fans that have purchased my paintings because it inspired them and gave the comfort during life's horrible times. Making an impact like that has made it all worth it and then some, some of these "fans" are my friends for life.
I have an ever expanding circle of itmes and mediums I work in and absolutely love the handmade aspect of Etsy and the pride and care that the sellers have in the quality of their items. I also love the "Teams" on Etsy where "birds of a feather" can flock together like this team!