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Sunday, September 15, 2013

Featured artist Nicole from Drawings by Nicole

This Sunday I bring to you Nicole from  Drawings by Nicole, check out her creativity and this interview.  Enjoy your Sunday friends and readers.  Today I and the family are in LA and my husband promised us the best pastrami sandwiches...let's see if I can take a picture before I take a bite ah!

1.  Tell us as little or as much as you would like about yourself.
My name is Nicole Sloan, and I am an artist residing in Long Beach, CA.

2. What do you sell?
In my etsy store I sell art prints as well as jewelry.

Marceline The Vampire Queen and Gunther
 3. Why handmade?
I enjoy painting and drawing, and the fact that people connect with me and want to purchase prints is really fun and exciting.

4. Where does your inspiration to create come from and/or your inspiration in life?
I enjoy a lot of pop culture, cartoons and comics. I like to have fun with drawing a painting.

5. Besides creating what else do you do? Do you have a full time job?
I teach Photography at a local Community College, and a tutor art privately.

6. When did you start thinking you were an artist?
When I was really young, probably 5 or 6. I loved to draw. I was only told it wasn't something you could make a living at, so I stopped for a long time. When I started my college career, I studied Photography and now hold a Master's Degree in Fine Art Photography. Going through the MFA program was intensive, and when I graduated I picked up watercolors for fun and it's grown into a modest little business.

Cosmic Owl
7. Who has been most influential in your craft work?
My husband. He is pretty honest. He will walk into my studio and tell me what is working and not working with a drawing.

8. Where would you like to be in five years?
I love to teach, so I hope to be doing that for a long time. But as far as Drawings By Nicole, I would like to continue meeting new friends and fans at local comic cons, keep making stuff I think is fun and cool, and keep a very active Etsy storefront.

9. Is there anything you'd like to try doing that you haven't done?
crafts, sports, life in general?
I have had the extraordinary luck of being able to travel a lot during the last few years, and pick up a few different fun hobbies as well as sports (rock climbing, archery, and -after much coaxing- paddle boarding). I am pretty excited to start a family soon, with my husband of 10 years.

Doctor Who Print
10. Besides online where else do you sell?
I sell in person at Comic Cons, as well on on eBay and the Reddit Gifts Marketplace.

Disney Girls Print
November 1, 2, 3rd - Comikaze, Los Angeles, CA
November 23-24th - Long Beach Comic Con
December 7,8 - Whimsic Alley Holiday Craft Fair, Los Angeles, CA

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  1. Nicole's artwork is wonderful and so fun! It is great that she was able to move into a creative career that helps support her business.

  2. O, these are so sweet! I love the vibrant colours and imagery. P.S. Thank you so much for your kind words; they meant a lot to me *hugs*

  3. Wow!! These paintings are so pretty!! Nicole is really talented. I like the vampire queen!


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