Friday, March 16, 2012

Sponsor Highlight with Aubrey Plays {discount code}

Its always fun to find new shops filled with whimsy. And Aubrey Plays is just one of those shops. I love Aubrey take on illustration and how she turns them into items out of the normal!
Aubrey took a few minutes to answer a few questions, lets get to know her a little bit better...

-Your fabric designs are amazing, what is your art background?
Wow. thanks. I say I was born with a paint brush in my hand. I always told anyone who asked that I was going to be an artist when I grew up. I was always drawing. I would paint these scenes for my brothers to stick their heads through for cool photos at all of the birthday parties. Yes, I took some art classes and actually won a couple of awards along the way, but it's just about getting your hands dirty and going for it. I've been a muralist for about 10 years, and now I am doing this.
The fabric side requires me to use Photoshop which is a little like crack to me. I love it, and it is hard to walk away.
So I guess I've figured out how to be an artist when I grow up ;)

-Do you have any advice for someone wanting to start their own shop?
I think the best advice might be hard for a newbie to understand at first but stay authentic to who you are and what you are trying to put out there. Try not to second guess yourself too much. Don't try to keep up with that other shop. Do your own thing. Trust your gut and be your best self. Even if you feel like you have no idea what you are doing, that’s okay. That does not mean you are doing it wrong.

-Do you dream in illustrations?
Is there some "special" drink for that!? How cool would that be!?
I do have dreams about projects I am working on and sometimes I have dreams that give me new ideas.
I think an illustrated dream would be amazing.
Thanks Aubrey for taking the time to answer and for also providing a generous 20% off coupon code for my peeps!! Enter MRSFRIDAY at checkout to receive it!

1 comment:

Tiffany said...

Really CUTE stuff! I just went & looked! I love those little change purses...especially the SHINE one!