Thursday, April 17, 2008

Meet Etsy Collage Artist: liliandjojo

I was searching Etsy one day and found this lovely collage that reminded me of my sister and I when we were younger. We grew up in a sterile "white-bread" family and yearned for something more exotic...

Julie is a full-time collage artist and mother of a 14 month old daughter she adopted from Vietnam 6 months ago. "I have always loved making things and I try to make as much of the things I use on a daily basis, as I can." That's why Etsy is the perfect place for Julie. "It is a great place to not only sell all the things I enjoy making, but I feel that I have found a real community of like-minded people!" Her inspiration comes from "books, other artists, films, and seeing other cultures around the world while traveling." She is a "collector at heart and am constantly going to flea markets and thrift stores to find unusual pieces to use in (her) work." She's fascinated with Victorian photos and finds that "the overly serious expressions on their faces lend themselves well to humorous, tongue-in-cheek artworks." She uses old photos, found objects, Japanese papers, vintage fabric, and a myriad of other items in her eclectic pieces. "Now that I have joined Etsy, I have started using the same style of imagery in more 2-dimensional work to make cards and other printed pieces," she says. Like many of us, her goal right now is to sell enough to keep up with her Etsy purchases. Please check out her shop:
-Wendy Baylis
Dharma Designs

1 comment:

The Nature Nut said...

Great feature and a lovely shop!