Wednesday, May 27, 2009
KGB? No! a Cagey Bee ~ ETT Shop of the Week
Kris G. Brownlee (KGB) of a Cagey Bee describes her etsy shop as follows: “I'm a painter, so my first love is creating the actual paintings - from sketching to swirling the paint around my canvas. But because I know a lot of us can't afford to buy original work, I try to offer a variety of lower cost reproductions: prints, notecards, and even little pendants with my characters!
I want my customers to know how much heart and soul and pure joy is poured into my work. I was a very quiet, shy child and spent years creating elaborate stories for my imaginary friends. It's no wonder that I've started to bring some of them to life in my paintings."
What inspires her? “Everything! Favorite storybooks, movies, lyrics to songs, interesting characters I meet in real life... my biggest fear is that I'll never have enough time to paint all of the things I want to paint. If I ever run out of ideas, I can just walk out my front door and almost always see *something* interesting. There's this one woman in my neighborhood that I see every so often who I've been itching to paint since the first time I laid eyes on her. She walks this pack of 6 or 7 dogs - those giant long haired Afghan hounds! It looks like a scene straight out of a cartoon with their hair swishing and bouncing and swirling along!”
As a special thank you to her Twitter pals, all prints in her shop are 2 for the price of 1 this week. Buy one print and simply enter the name of the second print you'd like in the notes to seller box. Double the cuteness!
Learn more about Kris and her work at her blog.