Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Team Member Profile: the Anti-Bride

For the second installment of our weekly series of Artsy Danger Lady team member profiles, this week we turn to Etsy seller theantibride.

Tell us a bit about yourself.
Sarah Scott, Grand Rapids Michigan. I am a mother of 1, work for an outsider art gallery and studio in downtown GR, am a part of a women's printmaking collective here, love hip hop and soul, eat vegetarian, love big hoop earrings.

Where does your shop name come from?
whew... theantibride came from a zine I wrote when I was getting married. I wanted to create an image of myself to let people know that I was getting married to someone I loved, but I was nobody's 'bride', not in the traditional sense anyhow. The zine name just stuck for some reason. Not very pleasant, eh?

Briefly describe what you make?
LinkHand-pulled, and hand-sewn fine art prints, original drawings. Also children's hand-printed, hand-made clothing and aprons. [in her other shop Bunny Art Boat Hut]

How did you get started?
I've sewn since I can remember, printed since 1993

What mediums do you enjoy working in most?
I like pen and ink, graphite, water-based printing inks, clean white papers and muslin and knit fabrics.

How do you describe your design style?

graphic, sloppy, a bit compulsive.

What artists have influenced you, and how?
jad fair, the hernandez brothers, k. rosas: bold lines!!

What are your favorite products to make?
Drawings for sure. They have more of me in them, and there is only one of each!

What would you most want people to know about your work?
no computer images at all! everything is made by me, start to finish.

When do you decide to turn your craft into a business and what have you learned since starting?

When I stated staying home with my daughter in 2005. I felt like I had more time to dedicate to a business, and wanted to get the word/images out there. I have learned that if I am going to keep up with my business, I better post daily!

Where else can we find you and your work?
Home studio and etsy mostly, some craft fairs (renegade) and art shows

Apart from creating things, what do you do?
I hang out with my daughter, we dance a lot around the house, I post a lot to flickr. Pretend like I cook well, pretend like I know anything about motown.

What handmade possession do you most cherish?
drawings from my child

In ten years I'd like to be...
Making prints with my daughter, working the same job at the studio, having my confidence, having more gray hair.

What words of advice do you have for other artists?
Patience and solid organization. Do what you love, even if it's a slow build.

For more of Sarah's beautiful drawings and prints, visit her shop here. And don't forget to check out the awesome hand-made, printed clothing in her other shop here.

1 comment:

Sarah said...

you could not be sweeter! what a great posting. thank you so much for making me look so good! xo