Today we speak to Rebekah from RebekahFrancisArt on Etsy.
Rebekah it's lovely to catch up with you today.
Can you tell us a bit about yourself ... Where are you from and where do you live now?
"I'm originally from Sydney, but moved to Tasmania aged 5. I currently live in greater Hobart ."
How did you come up with the name for your business?
"It's my name."
Tell us about your passions and interests
"Making art, studying, travel, friends and family connections, the world · "
Tell us a little bit about yourself and your art or product
"I'm a returning artist - always thought this is what I would do but got diverted. I have a career in social work, but art every day. I do printmaking and illustration. The illustrations happened because it was difficult to access the press during late pregnancy and then with very young babies. I select the best for giclee prints. "
How long have you been an Etsy seller?
"About 2 years · "
What inspired you to begin creating?
"I grew up with it, but had a long hiatus. So my answer is really what made me begin creating again. It was reading the book "real artist" by George Callahan. The book is a satire but it made me think that artists can operate outside the traditional box and maybe it is possible even after my different choice. · "
Give us a brief idea of your creative or curating process
"My printmaking approach is different so I will talk about my illustrations. I usually designate a month and select a topic, then create a piece of art daily within this time frame and theme. I upload it on social media to keep myself honest. After that I select the best pieces for giclee print runs. I sell the originals because otherwise I would be overrun with art · "
Where do you want to see your business in the future?
"I think I would like to do more wholesale and also get into stationary more fully - so design invitations etc. Ultimately I would love to do book illustration · "
What do you like about being an Etsy seller?
"It's a known platform, I love looking through other people's shops and it's interesting how you can form communities."
Where do you work on your pieces?
"Usually in my studio. It's a small cluttered room with a desk and lots of materials littered around in zones according to usage. "
Where can we find you?
We are local creatives who want to share the amazing creations of our Tasmanian Artisans with our local community.