Today I am getting to know Kim from Water Street Design. Kim offers a wide variety of personalised stationery including pet note cards and portraits – all created with a sense of fun and lightheartedness which makes me smile.
1. Tell us a bit about yourself and where the inspiration came from to start your Etsy shop.
Art has been my life long hobby. I am so grateful that I have the time, interest and energy to paint, draw and create… It has been such a wonderful way for me to express my creativity, observations about life and personality. My husband Mike encouraged me to join Etsy, and the timing was just right!
My favorite piece is my Personalized Just Married/Engaged print. I love the simple black and white (I want to keep working in this style) with the pop of modern color. I think it’s a romantic piece of art — even appropriate for those married 21 years. (hint hint)
3. What is it that makes your shop unique?
I am expressing myself with all of my cards and prints, and have been told I have an easily recognizable style. I hope this style stands out in my shop and makes it unique. I would have to add that my cartoon dog cards seem pretty unique.
4. What’s next in the pipeline?
Next in the pipeline is linoleum block printing. One of the first cards I made when I opened my business, was a lino cut of handbags. I want to get back to that style.
My first sale was one of my Westie cards which has always been one of my most popular designs. I was so happy and danced around the house when I got that first sale. I get a high from each and every sale actually!
6. And finally, let us know where we can find you.