Sunday, November 21, 2010


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WELCOME, Olga and her new Etsy shop, CAT IN A CUP!  If you are looking for fun, colorful clip art to enhance your own projects, be sure to pay a visit to CAT IN A CUP.  Olga says she will be continually adding new items, so you might just want to "favorite" her shop.

Take a moment to read Olga's interview below where she tells us in her own words how CAT IN A CUP came into being.

What led you to start creating your art/craft?

I´ve always liked creating things. As a child I would draw pictures, small comics, make clothes for my dolls, etc. So, it was a natural thing for me to study Fine Arts and continue creating things. I think I especially like art and crafts because it´s a way to express myself, to create not only a craft but also the whole character and a story.

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

There are so many mediums I want to work with! I haven´t decided yet. But for now my favorite is the computer, but I also like to make toys, and I need materials and sewing for that. And I enjoy painting with acrylics on small canvas. As you can see it´s impossible to choose only one medium.

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

A good thing and a bad thing about creating art is the total freedom of it. I don´t have timetables, and I love it, any moment of inspiration is good for creating. But, it can be a bad thing as well, as I find it hard to finnish the project I´m working on, there´s always somthing to add or to improve. I really need some schedule.

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

A tomato, it´s very versatile, for some people it´s a fruit and for others it´s a vegetable, it´s usually red but can be yellow and green as well. Just as my art, I love so many styles and ways of creating.

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

If I had to choose only one, it would be the traditional medium. There´s something about it that digital art cannot offer me. It would be painting because for me it´s much easier to paint than to sew, and so I can create more.

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

I want to create something that people can use in their everyday life, something that would add fun, creativity and inspiration to the usual routine.

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What advice do you have for other artists/crafters?

The advice that I was given by many artists and crafters is to create what you really like. I couldn´t agree more. When you are working on something you really like, you get the best results and enjoy the process more.  Of course it´s not always possible, but one tries.

THANKS, Olga, for a delightful interview and for sharing your creative, fun digital art with everyone.

To see more of what CAT IN A CUP has to offer be sure to visit the links below.

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