1. I'm a former personal chef, hence my graphic focus.
2. When I was a chef, I couldn't find decent ready-made designs, so I became a designer.
3. In my spare time I make handbags; crafting is my other purpose in life.
4. Correction - crafting, movies, and video games are my other purposes in life!
5. My daughter is much more talented than I will ever be. Yay!
Do you have any formal art or computer training?
Afraid not - no formal culinary training, either - I'm just a do-it-yerself kinda gal.
What programs do you use to make your designs?
I use CorelDraw to create all the graphics, or to create the base for images "prettied up" in Photoshop. There was a period when I went out and got a bunch of watercolor supplies because I love watercolor paintings. As it turned out, painting is messy and it requires a lot of space and patience (waiting for things to dry, etc.), neither of which I have in abundance, so I developed my own kind of watercolor-like technique in Photoshop, and am pretty happy with it.
If you could give every new shopkeeper 1 piece of advice what would you tell them?
Don't be afraid to put yourself out there; I'm a good, not great, artist, but I'm out there, doing what I love and it's paying off.
What would you say if you were introduced to a stranger and they handed you their business card and it was one you designed?
"Dang! Why did you ruin my design with THAT font???" Har-har-har!
If you spilled coffee on your mouse pad and needed to replace it with a mouse pad NOT from your store, which would you choose and why?
from Retropolis_Travel. Amazingly great art! And my mouse tends to go about 186,000 miled per second!
List your shops:
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Culinary note cards is being moved to CCBC, but will remain a Christmas holiday card shop.
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