Discovering the Artists behind handmade
We are so excited for you to meet Jillian from Billy and Scarlet! I am so in love with her adorable little creatures that she paints! They are so darling and whimsical which is right up my alley!! I of course am the most in love with her little lamb print but I am think I will be adding some of her fawn and bunny prints to my collection soon! When I was trying to decide how to put together some special images for this adorable print I decided I just had to dress one of our little lambs up in a flower headpiece and surround her with balloons! It was so fun to bring Jillian’s beautiful painting to real life! I hope you will head to her shop and add one of her creations to your home or nursery soon!!
What’s your favorite sweet treat? : salted caramel ice-cream or chocolate. I may or may not be eating some right now 😉
Which do you prefer milk or dark chocolate? : milk
What is your favorite time of day to create? : It varies. For me I find I’m most creative when I’m relaxed and don’t have a huge to-do list in front of me.
What’s your favorite holiday? : A tropical, relaxing holiday on the beach somewhere.
What color describes your personality best? : I asked my husband this question and he said “Aquamarine” so I’ll go with that!
What makes your life sweeter?: Spending time with my husband and family and friends. Work-life balance. An organized home filled with things that I love. Coffee. Wine and cheese. Friday afternoons!
Why do you create what you create?: I studied graphic design, but the more time I spent on the computer the more I wanted to get away from the screen and back to painting and drawing. I love kids and often wonder how I could combine my love for kids and design. Art prints for nurseries and kids rooms are what resulted!
What are 3 of your favorite Etsy Shops?
– MaxandMeHomewares.etsy.com : gorgeous pink and gold cushions and accessories for nurseries and kids rooms
– KindredOAK.etsy.com : super cute clothing and accessories for little ones – we’ve collaborated to make some tribal blankies that are available to purchase here!
– Firstsnowfall.etsy.com : amazing handwritten typography! I’ve had my eye on a print from this store for a while now.
What advice would you give someone just starting out selling handmade? : Be prepared to put in a lot of hard work. It’s easy to sit back and relax if you’re working from home but you have to be really disciplined and push yourself. Putting in hard work definitely pays off! Another piece of advice is to form your own style. Whatever you’re creating, there will always be the stores in your niche that just copy whatever is popular. Don’t be that store! Give yourself a bit of credit and trust in your creativity. You’ve got what it takes to develop your own unique style.
About you and what you create?: I’m a Syndey based designer/artist creating art prints for nurseries and kids rooms. My prints are reproductions of my original works using watercolour, ink and pencil. I am an interiors addict and I love the process of decorating a room and making it yours! I’m so grateful that I get to help my customers with this process and see the finished product with artworks that I designed hanging on their walls. Billy & Scarlet is my creative muse and has created the most amazing opportunities to meet and collaborate with people all over the world.
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Photography By Live Sweet / Posted in collaboration with Billy and Scarlet; all views are my own.