I was pouncing around and I found Shopmiette!
She opened her shop just a few days ago and her work is amazing!
|Amanda Spicer is the creator and curator of the mietteboutique, and shopmiette|
She was born in 1975, in the Eastern Townships of Quebec, an area commonly known as Estrie. She later moved to Saskatoon Saskatchewan where she spent most of her school years. It was there that she met her husband . The couple and their four children now live in Calgary Alberta. A completely self taught artist Amanda continues to teach herself new methods and mediums all the time in between drinking large amounts of coffee, enjoying the more than occasional glass of wine, and eating cookies. Drawing inspiration from Tarot, Fairy tales, nightmares and mysteries, mixed with a light dose of humour,The narrative illustrations that she creates have come from a far distant corner of the artists imagination. Where they are going, ... is open to your interpretation.
I asked her to tell me about her work and how she do it and this is what she told me!
"To achieve my desired final look for one of my pieces, it generally becomes a three step process. It can be a long way to the finish line when I am working away on a piece, but I enjoy it, and relish in the satisfaction when I feel that a piece is complete. Below is an example of how it starts out, and the finished illustration. ( I usually do not digitally colour my artworks)
First of course I start with a sketch in pencil, then so that the graphite does not conflict with my ink, I go over all of my lines with a nearly invisible sepia coloured pen, and I erase all of the pencil. Next, I colour the whole piece using inks, pens, water colours, and all final touches or backgrounds are done using acrylic paint, Voila, , some time later I am finished. The completion marks for me a sort of creative validation, and a license to create more works."
This is one of my favorites items from her shop!, Jenny and the rabbit archival card
And this one Humpty Dumpty card is just adorable!!
Please take a look around her shop and give her your heart!!