Saturday, June 14

*FEATURED ARTIST of the week* ~~dippylulu~~


1. What do you create?

I create and sell fun and unique paper products which are often bought as gag gifts.

2. What led you to take up your craft?

I was a buyer on Etsy for a long while and then suddenly thought well, I could do some of this selling type stuff. I collected ACEO's and so my first products were ACEO's, two of which sold within 20 minutes of listing. At that point I was hooked! The idea of Farty products came to me because we have matches all over the house for *ahem* a certain purpose.

I’m so obsessed with farts that I have extended my line to include Stinky Lites, Lady Lites, Veggie Lites, and a Deluxe Fart Kit (and if you believe that explanation, I have a sub-prime mortgage to sell you).

3. Which part of your work do you most enjoy?

Coming up with new ideas and seeing them to fruition. That gives me a certain buzz.

4. Which part do you find hardest?

As much as I love sales, shipping orders is a real slog for me...especially when winter comes. I don't own a car and I live in Vermont. Getting to the post office is a long haul on some days. I am so grateful for online shipping facilities.

5. Where do you get your inspiration?

Milton Glaser, Neville Brody & Saul Bass. They are my design heroes who never fail to inspire me. I also love typography, amazing ideas-based graphic design (hard to find these days), and Pantone swatch books.

6. Do you participate in any etsy groups, and if so, which ones?

I've just joined the Made In Vermont Etsy Street Team and hope to help make it an active and lively group. They probably don't know what they're letting themselves in for.

7. What's one material your shop can't live without?

A scalpel knife. I cut everything by hand.

8. What is your favorite item that you have purchased off of Etsy?

That is a difficult one! I love everything I have bought but if I had to pick I love my

glass rings from DaydreamGlass and

original paintings from mincingmockingbird.

9. If I could sell one item from my shop today, it would be...

Veggie Lites.

Simply because it's my newest product and I'd like to help it get off the ground. But hey, who am I kidding? I'd like to sell anything.

10. If I had enough money to pick one item on my wish list from any shop on etsy to buy, it would be...

Stoneware bottles from sarapaloma

11. What are the top three favorite items currently listed in your store?

Birthday Lites,

"Stinking Rich" ACEO,

and Farty Lites which made my shop so popular.

12. What undiscovered artisans would you recommend the world to know?

About 4 years ago I came across a painter named Melanie Coleman. To me her work is both profound and beautifully executed. She is based in my home town, London.

13. What is the best advice you have ever received?

Brush twice a day. Oh and when I was in art school my tutor always told me it was not enough to make something that looks pretty or stylish (a lot of people can do that), but it needs to have an idea behind it to make it work and stand out.

I don't remember much from art school, but I've always remembered that.


rochambeau said...

Great interview Peachtree,
Dippylulu sounds like a fun person and her work is festive and makes a person smile.
Thank you for dropping by.

Everyday Moments said...

How cute and fun. I love artists who have a quirky viewpoint =). Her cards have been in my favorites list for a long time =).

Callooh Callay said...

Hilarious products--and I love the landscape too. Great feature.

Gabriel's Aunt said...

What a wonderful interview! I featured her several weeks ago and I am so happy to see her again! Great job and your blog is gorgeous!

Fifi Flowers said...

You do a lovely job of featuring artist! This is my first time to your site... I will have to visit more often.
Thank you for stopping by my site come back soon! Fifi

Shabbyfufu said...

I am so glad that you visited me and that I now found your site. Lots to see here and I hope to be back soon!

littlebyRD said...

Thanks for the interview - I loved the answer to the last question!

Nature Manipulated said...

Great interview. I especially like the questions about other Etsy shops, items and artists.

Thanks for sharing.

diana @ please sir said...

Great interview and feature - thanks for sharing!

Julia said...

You picked an excellent artist to interview! Thoroughly enjoyed this one! :)

Dippylulu said...

Thanks so much for featuring me! I appreciate the work you put in to the interview by adding all important links. Your blog is firmly bookmarked for regular reading!

Daria /Daydream Glass said...

Great feature on Dippylulu and her fun Etsy shop! I thoroughly enjoyed the interview and thank you so much for mentioning the rings I make!
Best wishes, Daria