Oh hey! If you are here it's probably because you emailed or messaged me with a question. Please know I don't mind answering questions, but I am a busy mama :) and between keeping up with my boys and drawing and running Pen & Paint it's quite hard to answer every message individually.
Do you license your work?
Yes I do. I have had the honor of working with Payprus Greetings and Workman Publishing along with some other companies. I am very interested in licensing my work so please contact me for mor information.
Do you accept wholesale orders?
Absolutely! There are several brick-and-mortar stores that carry Pen & Paint products. Please contact me so we can get one started.
Do you do custom drawings/illustrations?
Some of my favorite designs have come from custom requests. If you are interested in one you can contact me. Please keep in mind I may not be able to accept your request at the time, but I'd love to hear what you are looking for.
I have a quote I'd love to have you design a print with. Can I share it with you and it not be considered a custom order?
YES. I always love hearing your ideas. If you have something special, silly, or encouraging and you want to see in as a print please let me know. I cannot promise it will end up in the shop, but I'll definitely add it to my list and let you know if/when I create it.
Do you do blog design/logo design?
I have done some blog and logo design in the past. I am currently not doing any. I can recommend a few friends who do blog and logo design: Leonora, Aimee, and Molly.
Do you still paint?
Yep! I love my paintbrushes. It's just much easier to put a pen down than it is to clean paint brushes when you have little people at your feet. When I get a chance I still love to create smaller paintings and you will find them in the shop.
What kinds of pens do you use?
I found a set of Faber Castell Pitt pens my husband bought years ago. I started using them and fell in love. I also use an amazing set of Prismacolor Markers my friend Allison sent me. I haven't ever used Sharpies to sketch but I have several artist friends who love them. And I just recently started trying out Micron pens.
What kind of paint & supplies do you use?
I use acrylic paint on stretched canvas. I have just started to try using watercolors though I don't like it very much yet ;) I've never used oil paint or gouache paint, but I definitely want to try them out.
Where do you buy your supplies (canvases, paints, pens)?
I purchase supplies from all over the place from my local craft store to online art supply stores to Amazon. I love a bargain so if it's on sale I stock up! I can always suggest try finding supplies at Michael's Stores. They always have great sales and coupons.
What is your process of turning your work from a drawing into a print? Thank you for understanding I won't be sharing exactly how I do things, but I can give you a break down. I draw a sketch, I upload it to my computer making it a digital image, then I color it. I have a couple of my pieces I colored by hand and have made a reproduction of them with no digital color added.
I don't use a tablet but I hope one day to try one out. I hear they are lots of fun.
I suggest searching for e-courses in illustration. I am not teaching any courses or providing any instruction currently, but I know there are many talented artists out there who provide those types of things. I took the Creative Courage e-course a couple of years ago and it was helpful in connecting me in the right areas.
What kind of printer do you use?
I currently use an Epson ink jet printer for all of my printing in my homes studio. I spent a long time researching to find the type of printer that would work best for my type of work. I suggest looking through reviews on the different printers you are interested in to find one that will best suit your needs. Simply do a search on Amazon for the model number and printer you are interested in and read what customers are saying. I found this very helpful in helping me choose mine.
Are you as southern as you seem?
Yes I am.
I have never said the words "you all" out loud in my life... it's y'all around here ;)
I love sweet tea.
And my accent is very suh-thern.