Not only am I a seller on Etsy, but I am also a shopper! I love all things unique, creative, and handmade. It doesn’t get any better than that! I’ve decided to feature other shops on the blog because I think it’s important to recognize all the hard work that goes into running a small business and to get to know other sellers as well! I’m really excited about my first Etsy seller feature, Abi with Grizzly Bear Greetings.
Hi! I’m Abi! I live in the small coastal city of New London, Connecticut. I have always been an animal lover, so animals always feature strongly in my artwork. I have two house rabbits that keep me company while I work named Coco and Cosette. They are the inspiration behind the Little Bunnies series I created. Growing up, I loved the picture books of Richard Scarry. He had a wonderful way of creating characters and illustrating different roles people play in the workforce. His work had inspired me to create my Around Town series where I show animals as construction workers, firemen, and more. I plan to illustrate even more workers, like policemen, garbagemen, etc.
I started my shop in August of 2011. Prior to that, I had created cards and nursery art for friends and family. I decided it would be fun to turn it into a business. So after doing a lot of research and investing in a professional printer, I took the plunge! I started with just cards, and I expanded into doing nursery art as well.
I don’t need too many tools to create my cards and art. I use Adobe Illustrator to make all the drawings, and I use Adobe InDesign to lay out the card templates. In terms of supplies, my favorite paper stock is a 100% recycled stock from Red River Paper. It’s great to be able to offer an eco-friendly option for cards and art without sacrificing quality.
My work area is pretty compact. It includes my computer, two printers, and storage units for paper stock and other supplies. I decorated the walls with my nursery art so it creates a nice, happy environment while I work. Plus, sometimes there’s a bunny sitting by my feet to keep me company!
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