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Wellington, Ohio, United States

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

An Artist to Shout About


Mindy Wilson was kind enough to sit down with me virtually and answer a few questions.

Tell us a bit about yourself
I live in western Montana with my sweet hubby of nearly 22 years and our two children who are just so big days it kills me to think they'll be gone one day. I illustrate children's illustrations and create funky stationery products. More recently, I have developed a large series of prints called Morphans. I used hand drawn images, photos and graphic manipulation in creating them.

When did you first discover your talent
A clean piece of paper always gave me a thrill so I must have liked drawing at a very young age. But, it really wasn't until a few years ago that I learned I was capable of starting and finishing a project. That lesson was learned when I illustrated my first children's book project The Halloween Tree written by Tina Roark. Illustrating that story was one of the biggest gifts I gave myself. I really didn't know if I could do it and now I know that I can!

What inspires you
Being around more creative people, nature, my children always inspire me. I like being around people that make goals for themselves or that are also working on projects.

What dream do you have that hasnt been fulfilled yet
I want to work at HOME! That is where I want to be! Otherwise, I want to illustrate a children's book that shows up in every library.

Any advice for us fellow Etsyians?
This art-creation-thing that I do is a bit of an illness, I have to create, paint and draw. Though I have gotten down a bit when it seemed I was the only one that liked my work, it really never discouraged me. Just keep making what you love to make-I guess that's my advice!

Was a great pleasure talking with Mindy. To see more of Mindy's work please visit her Etsy shop .

Now to show off some of her work!

She doesn't just work with original art. She also does stationary, cards, prints, and personalized originals.

I will feature other Etsyians as well. I will contact you if Im wanting to feature you to get your permission.

Hope you enjoyed getting to know Mindy! I know I did!


RunAliceRun said...

This was a very nice interview. It's nice to know there are other moms out there enjoying being at home and being creative. I'm another and enjoy it!

PamperingBeki said...

Really nice interview and what beautiful work!!

Pat said...

These works are so beautiful. Art is so personal and yet universal at the same time.

I am always in awe of anyone who can put together a medium that touches the soul.

Thank you Melannie for bringing these artists to our attention.

Your Blog is terrific!