1. Tell us a bit about yourself.
I am a self taught artist, married with three grown kids (that all still live at home), and pets. I work at an elementary school during the day, and paint at night. I love art, kids, and nature, and cannot live without humour.
2. What made you decide to open your shop and why Etsy?
I opened my Etsy shop because I am getting older, and am thinking a bit ahead to a way to express myself, keep myself occupied, and earn some money when I am retired (still a few years away.)I didn't expect to be as successful as I have been, so soon.
3. Other than Etsy, where else do you sell your artwork?
I have a shop on Artfire,and iCraft as well as having my artwork on items in my Cafe Press and Zazzle shops....all have the same SavageArtworks name.
4. How did you choose your shop name?
Shop name was chosen because it is my last name. I kind of wanted something really cute an catchy, but I wanted people to be able to find me and remember me by my name.
It's just ironic that my subjects are usually not so savage.
5. How long have you been painting for?
I have been painting for 20 years.
6. What are your other favourite things to do?
My other favourite things to do are watch movies, read, take walks in the forest trails and along the beach.
7. What inspires you?
Just about everything inspires me, nature, every little creature I see, artwork of other people always gives me a desire to create.
8. Which animal do you enjoy painting the most?
I used to love doing tigers and other big cats. Now I love the comfort and coziness of little furry animals like kittens and bunnies and puppies, I don't think I have a favourite......okay.... maybe golden retriever puppies if I have to choose.
9. Which is your most popular painting?
My Snow Bunny painting is the most popular, followed closely by Mr. B (bunny) and Cozy (kitten).
10. Name 3 other Etsy shops you love to visit.
It's hard to pick just 3 shops, but I will go with :
www.gorjuss.etsy.com I just love the style of her drawings, and the sweetness of the girls remind me of my own daughters.
www.jennylovesbenny.etsy.com The items in this shop make me OD with cuteness.
www.sherrytruitt.etsy.com Her creativity and the quality of her items makes me love her shop. Just very professional and cool.
A big thank you to SavageArtworks for being a part of my Favourite Etsy Shop Feature. It is undeniable how adorable and brilliant her paintings are and to find out she is self taught just amazes me. I just know after seeing this you will have to stop by her shop and see the other works of art she has produced. You will fall in love with them all.