I first saw Emily Finan's work at Freshtight Design's Emerge and See event.
I wish I could find my photos that I took of her table that night. It was love at first gawk. The detail in the faces of her characters, the color in her prints and the flush of the blush on the girl's cheeks are perfect. I absolutely love her work.
Buuuuut, because I'm stalker, I am going to snag someone else's so you can get an idea of how cute it was:
psst, photoownerperson: Speak up and I will SO give you photo cred
And of course my favorite:
No, really it is.
I own it, seeeeee:
You know the saying, "Photos just don't it justice"?Well trust me, a photo of my photo doesn't do it justice either.
As with all of my ILWA posts, I has questionz!
When you were little, what did you imagine yourself doing when you "grew up"?
I wanted to do everything! I wanted to be a broadway star, archaeologist extraordinaire, dolphin trainer, journalist, famous artist, among other things. And as a child I used to worry about growing up because I knew I would have to make a choice. In the end, my love of art won out :)
You have to be so proud of yourself for finding such a wonderful and creative product that people love, what inspired you?
I find inspiration in so many things. Art has been a serious passion for a few years now, but it wasn't until last summer that things really started to click. I am studying art at Oakland University, which has a very conceptually focused arts program. Last summer I became very inspired by vintage photography and started a series of Victorian Girl portraits. They really blend the theoretical side of art that I study in college with the illustrative style I have grown to favor. I am also inspired by nature, culture, and language, and pretty colors!
What are your favorite products, websites or vices that you simply can't live without?
I spend all my money on art supplies! It is an addiction. I love trying new materials and media. I recently bought these water soluble graphite crayons that are really interesting. My biggest vice right now is www.everythingisterrible.com It's a compilation of the creepiest youtube videos, some frighten me and others have me laughing for hours.
Because Chrissa is nosy and so are you:
My studio is currently puppy proof so it's a bit funny to look at! And even still, my puppy manages to steal a pencil or two every day. (I can grab them back now before he destroys them.)
Well, I think her studio is totally perfect, and I'm jealous of her retro clock screen saver. Gah, I want a Mac!
So now for the extra fun part. Giiiiiiveaway time.
Take a stroll around Emily's Etsy store and come back and leave a comment letting us know what your favorite print is. The winner will be chosen randomly and announced Monday, June 6th. They may chose between either an 8x10 or 5x7 of any Victorian Girl, a 5x7 of the season or nautical prints.
Emily's Etsy Store
* If you would like me to host a giveaway for you or your store on my blog, please just send me an email: email@example.com