Wednesday, July 28, 2010


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If you are looking for fun, colorful, original designed greeting cards and gifts, then you will want to be sure to pay a visit to HollyByGolly on Etsy!!  This fun shop is run by a delightful artist named, Holly.  You will find whimsical cards such as the one shown above along with colorful magnets and more!

First, take time to read Holly's interview below, where she tells us in her own words how she got started making her HollyByGolly creations.

What led you to start creating your art/craft?

I was working an insane amount of hours at my day job and I needed a creative outlet. I’ve always been interested in paper crafts, pens, markers, etc. and have been a creative soul since I was a child. Once I created my first card I was hooked.

How did you decide what medium you wanted to work with?

I love to draw/doodle and I love paper. Making cards seemed like a natural choice. The glass gem idea came later when I want to add a little something, but I didn’t want it to be a typical embellishment.

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What aspect of creating your art/craft do you find the most enjoyable?

My most enjoyable aspect is when I put colored ink to paper. When my pencil sketch pops with color.

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If you had to choose a fruit OR a vegetable, to describe your art/craft, what would you choose, and why?

All of them, because I try to make my cards and magnets very colorful.

If you had to choose one other medium in which to display your “creativity”, what would that be, and why?

Probably paint, because it is easy to apply and you can paint virtually any item.

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What message, if any, do you want to convey with your art/craft?

Fun. Everyone loves to get a card in the mail. Even if you’re not a card sender yourself, my cards make card giving fun. My motto is, “Things that are fun to give… and receive.”

What advice do you have for other artists/crafters?

Don’t try to create when you’re tired or angry. It rarely comes out right. If you must do something, work on ideas, sketches, etc. Nothing you are expecting to “put out there”.

Thanks, Holly, for sharing your delightful creations with everyone.  They make you feel good just looking at them!!
To see more of Holly's original designs be sure to visit the links below. They are sure to brighten someone's day.


Holly by Gollie said...

Thank you Donna for featuring my shop! How fun.


You are very welcome, Holly! Glad to have you on my blog with your colorful work!