Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Feature Me Tuesday

I am so excited to host my first Feature Me Tuesday! Every week I will try to feature an artist from Etsy or Artfire.
Here we go!

Meet Lou, the artist behind Scratchandsniff on Etsy. She makes the most adorable dog silhouettes from unique and vintage paper. She is also a professional dog photographer and a graphic designer. I asked her a few questions and here is what she said:

1.Tell me a little about yourself.
My name is Lou, I was born and raised in Michigan and now I'm a newbee to California. I am a photographer, crafter, designer, pet-lover, volunteer, baker, wanna be surfer, and much more!

2. Where do you get your inspiration?
My inspiration definitely comes from my dapple dachshund Scratch. He is everything to me. I work from home so he keeps me company and since he has such a unique personality I wanted to make pieces that reflect that. Anyone can get a silhouette of their dog, but when you add personality and meaning to it I think it's so great.

3. How did you find Etsy?
I actually had a friend who made plushies! She showed me where she sold them and I was hooked ever since. I love the ideas of custom and handmade. You can't find these items anywhere else, it's so cool! I'm probably on etsy at least two hours every day... there should be a banner on the homepage that says warning, once you enter site you will become addicted!

4.What is your favorite part of the creating process?
When I first came up with the idea of doing vintage and unique paper silhouettes I really was excited to show the world what I've made! But it's also very rewarding to do the custom pieces. You can tell me you breed and something unique about your dog and I make a piece that is one of a kind to you. I love to hear that people are so excited and happy about getting a new piece... I'm just spreadin' the love to all the dog owners out there!

Isn't she adorable? :) You can tell Lou is very passionate about her work. If you are a dog lover - you will love her dog silhouettes!
You can find her store here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/scratchandsniff

Thank you, Lou for participating in my first Feature Me Tuesday!

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