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Thursday, May 27, 2010

Everyone, Say hello to Kara of ViveLaFranceDesign!!!





Hello, I'm Kara of Vive LaFrance Design. I am an artist and graphic designer.

I have been painting since I was seven, I have a BA in Graphic design and a rare pituitary disease (UGH). I originally told people I retired at 25 because three years was long enough. I thought I was kidding but apparently not because here I am nine years later. When I first left work I would paint if I had enough energy to concentrate. Painting is my meditation. It is not a quick process. On the flip side designing a card is infinitely quicker. I can have a burst of creative energy to complete a card and be satisfied. I did a few local craft fairs and then found etsy. I started with my paintings and art print notecards. Then I started adding designed cards. And here I am. If I feel well enough to do something creative then great! If not it will be there for next time.

Where can we see your products for sale?
Well on etsy of course! ViveLaFranceDesign.etsy.com
Addison Marie A Baby Boutique, Albuquerque, NM
And Queen City Emporium, Springfield, MO

What inspires you when you are designing?
Color, nature, classic typography and typefaces that will be classics, old quotes, and my husband.

List the TOP 5 current favorite artists/Crafters on Etsy?
http://www.etsy.com/shop/GardenofHolly
http://www.etsy.com/shop/Studio827KC
http://www.etsy.com/shop/Raceytay
http://www.etsy.com/shop/PUREnaturalMinerals
http://www.etsy.com/shop/42things

What things do you know now that you wish you knew from the beginning?
HHmmmnn, that's a tough one. I need to do so much more promoting than I thought. I don't have that balanced. I don't know how so many etsians have jobs and children and do it all. I'm dying to start my next painting but I just haven't gotten there yet. So the short version of my answer is how much you need to keep promoting and find the balance between each project.


Thank you SOO much for participating in my feature!! Now everyone! Go check out her shop! She has some amazing art and cards for sale!!

http://www.etsy.com/shop/ViveLaFranceDesign

4 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for the feature!

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  2. Great piece. Always good to learn about fellow Etsy Greetings Team folk!

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