It is already the third day of Hanukkah, Christmas is just a week away, everything smells like gingerbread, ugly sweaters as far as the eye can see, and 2015 is right around the corner. My, this year flew by fast!
And with the new year comes new goals and new beginnings. I thought I'd get a jump start on one of the things I wanted to tackle, but kept putting off and making excuses not to. Featured artists posts!
I am going to start doing weekly featured artist interviews on my blog, and what better way to start new traditions than with old friends? So I called in my expert, awesome friend, Brittany of Little Green Guy.
Without further ado...
|Brittany looking especially fabulous while at work in the studio.|
Tell me a little about yourself
Hello lovelies! My name is Brittany, or Little Green Guy, whichever you prefer. I am owner and artist behind Little Green Guy! I am mother to two children, 5 fur babies, and wife to a pretty awesome guy I like to call Man Panda (don't worry he is an ACTUAL person I didn't order him off of the internet and then inflate him).
I am also vegan (yes I eat more than just lettuce follow me on IG for yummy food pics), and love to dive into yoga when I make time.
|Are they not the most adorable family ever?|
What is it that you do/make
I make plush toys, sculptures, prints and childrens books all based upon the character I have created, Little Green Guy, and his monster friends. Each has a different personality but all have one thing in common, they only have one eye!
|The infamous Little Green Guy!|
I also speak to children at schools; for k-3rd I read my book and introduce them to my book set (built out of clay and then photographed for a unique illustration style), for the older kids I speak on a non traditional career and how much your drive to succeed has to do with your impact in your field of choice. As well as teaching classes on how to sculpt their own little green guy and an introduction to working with polymer clay.
|From Brittany's book "Little Green Guy Finds a Friend"|
Apart from Little Green Guy I also love to work with watercolor on wood, I paint pet portraits and wildlife on rough wooden slats and then assemble to make a unique canvas.
Which of your creations do you feel you relate to the most?
I couldn't possibly pick just one! As with most artists a piece of me is in everything I create, and hopefully it shows.
What would you like to see the new year bring to your business?
Oh Gosh! So much! My dreams are always so big. My second book is written the set just needs to be completed, so that is a big goal for me. I want to hold my second book in my hands next year.
I want to expand my reach in the schools, visiting more classrooms on a regular basis, this brings me great joy and is always a rush.
I'd also like to get into some much larger retailers. I sell in several artsy shops around the country, but I am dreaming of something bigger.
Lastly, what is your favorite holiday film, and why?
Ummm, holiday film... I love the old films with the heat miser? I have no idea what they are called. I don't think I have a favorite! I am much more a reader than a watcher.
|Who needs Christmas movies when you have festive pets?|
To read more about Brittany and Little Green Guy's story, and see all the awesome goodies she has, you can find her here: