Friday, April 10, 2009

Feature Friday - Elegant Paperie



I had previously interviewed Marisa with her Elegant Snobbery shop, but I figured with new questions and a new shop, I could feature her again. And it's my blog, so I'm gonna do it. :oP

Q: Tell us a little about yourself; what makes you so special…
My name is Marisa and I'm an at-home-mom with two little girls. I'm also an illustrator on Etsy, selling prints and original artwork and also paper goods made from the designs I create. I also have a collaborative shop with my three year old daughter, Gracie. She does the line work for all of the illustrations and I fill them in with colored pencils.

Now onto the really important questions…

Q: If you were an appliance, what kind of appliance would you be? Why?
The Magic Bullet Blender. Best freakin' as-seen-on-TV creation ever. Want pesto sauce? Just chuck in some almonds, fresh basil, olive oil and a garlic clove, stick on the Magic Bullet Blender and BAM! Looking to make a smoothie? Throw in some fresh fruit, ice, yogurt, stick on the Magic Bullet Blender and BAM! A dash of vodka and enjoy Happy Hour. Seriously, you can't go wrong with a Magic Bullet Blender.

Q: Who was the last person you talked to on the phone?
Actually, it was you, Holly.

Q: What’s your most embarrassing moment?
Um... I really don't want to relive all of Junior High, thank you very much. But lets just say that the worst of it involved me getting sick in the nurses office as a result of very bad period cramps, while the entire boy's gym class(including my crush, my best guy friends, and my brother) listened from the next room. At 28, I'm still not quite over it.

Q: Movie star crush?
James McAvoy. But its not a crush. I am madly and passionately in love with him.

Q: Black and white or a hazy grey?
Depends. Some things are black. Some things are white. And some things can only be described as hazy grey.

Q: Who’s on your iPod?
I might be one of the only people on the planet without an ipod. But in my CD player, you will most often find Muse, Jack's Mannequin, Ghostland Observatory, the Scissor Sisters, The Bravery, Josh Rouse, Kings of Convenience, and Dave Matthew's Band.

I absolutely have to listen to music while I'm drawing, cooking, cleaning... just about all the time.

Q: If Luke Skywalker and Harry Potter dueled, who would win? Why?
Harry Potter. But only because I love Harry Potter and I'm not really into Star Wars. Those Ewoks are pretty cute, but that is about it.

Q: Best advice you ever received?
Just go for it. I used to be very, very scared to do what I loved. The idea that I could actually sell my illustrations, that people would actually BUY them, was so unreal that it scared the living daylights out of me... but you know what? I just decided one day to go for it and my life has completely changed. I don't think there is a single job I could possibly love more than being able to watch my girls grow up while being home with them AND fill my dream of illustrating. Now I just need to get my behind in gear and work towards getting a children's book published. But I'm not scared by the idea anymore... I'm just excited to go for it.

Cute huh? Check out more paper goodies
in Marisa's shop Elegant Paperie

6 comments:

Momma J said...

I love Marisa's work - in all her shops!

Leah said...

she totally needs to do that childrens book!!

sweetpicklespottery said...

Marisa's work is my favorite!!!

ElegantSnobbery said...

Thanks for featuring me, Holly!

AlyGatr said...

Very fun interview...and a great interviewee :) I have to respectfully disagree on the duel outcome though...I love Harry, but take away that wand and he's toast. Luke has the whole mind control thing in his corner...and a cool green light saber that goes WOOOWWW WOOOWWW (like my sound effects??)

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