Saturday, May 9

*FEATURED ARTIST of the week* ~~JooJoo~~


1. What is your craft?

I work with polymer clay and I enjoy making little figurines, especially animals, plants and anything cute. I also have a passion for illustration and painting.

2. What led you to take it up?

Maybe my passion for vivid colors and making little things :)

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

I first draw the things that I want to make on a piece of paper and then I decide what colors I want to use for them. When the thing that I am making starts to look like the design on paper, it really makes me happy and I enjoy that part the most.

4. Which part do you find hardest?

When I have to make many of one item, it is so hard for me…I really try to avoid it but many crafters out there know that this is something that you should do :)

5. Where do you get your inspiration?

Almost everything…nature, magazines, books…

I have a huge folder in my computer that I save whatever I see and like. When I want to design new things I just lie down in the bed with my laptop and go through it all, and then I take notes and draw some sketches in a piece of paper and I write about the color combinations that I liked.

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

Unfortunately not at the moment.

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

I guess my snail magnets.

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

I love most of my purchases, but the one that I realy love is a pair of stud Plumeria earrings that was my first purchase from Etsy, from an Australian artist.

I love this flower a lot, I was searching for the keyword “Plumeria” and I found this one! I use it a lot and every time I use it, it makes me happy!

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

One of my prints, I love to sell my illustrations.

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

A pair of earrings from Nina Rossi. This one:

I adore her work, and I guess I should save up to get that for myself!

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

1. I love my Nosy toucan, I really like its color combination:

2. The second one would be my mermaid print, this print has become so gorgeous in person:

3. And the last one is the bunny pendant, it looks so cute when I wear it, it works so well for big kids like me:

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

There are many of them but if I had to pick two:

1. I adore the work of Spanish illustrator Monica Calvo, you can check her lovely website and blog. I bought one of her prints and I fell in love with it.

2. I also love the work of Leanne Ellis, so pretty and sweet.

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

The golden rule:

“In every situation, put yourself in the place of others. By observing this golden rule, we not only help others, but in reality ourselves, for our conscience is at peace and out heart at ease. Internally, we always feel cheerful, lighthearted, and serene, and our problems are solved easier….”

It’s a part of the book “The path of perfection” by Bahram Elahi, M.D.


JooJoo said...

It's so exciting to be a part of your wonderful blog Amy!!! It's an honor for me! HUGS!!! XOXO

uncorked said...

What a wonderful interview Peaches- I always wondered about who made those little snails! Love JooJoo's work very much!

xo- Cat :)

Stacey said...

Just sitting here Saturday morning reading blogs and was so happy to see those little snail faces looking at me, precious work and a great feature.

rachellucie said...

those little snails are so SO cute! wonderful work, and a really interesting and inspiring artist you've shared with us, yet again! thanks :) xx

Bonnie Boden said...

So glad to find out about JooJoo's shop -- beautiful! Love the snails, and JooJoo and MooJoo are too cute!! Great watercolors, too. Definitely hearted.

. Phydeaux . Phydelle . said...

Great interview! I love JooJoo's work - so fun to learn more about her!

f2images said...

What a sweet array of items! I love the snail cute!

UnaOdd -Lynn said...

Lovely sweet interview! Recovering on the couch...her sweet little snails really make me smile!

Winklepots said...

Great shop! And I love the snails and the cacti. Beautiful illustrations too.
Wonderful interview. :o)

KARIANNE said...

HAPPY WORLD! keep creating! LOVE

mchen said...

What a terrific feature — thanks for the intro. Those snails (and so much else in Joojoo's shop) are frikkin' adorable! Wonderful work, keep it up!!

Lina said...

I am a HUGE fan of Joojoo and was thrilled to see her feature/interview since it's always so nice to learn more about crafters/artists whom you respect. And now I have your blog to add to my list of blogs!

Pretapawte said...

The snails are so so cute.

Cherry Runway said...

I love Joojoo's work!! This was lovely. :)