Monday, January 24, 2011

Introducing Amie Allen of Kitty Cats And Airplanes

Want to get to know us Amys better?
Here continues a series of getting-to-know-you interviews.
Next up: Amie Allen of KittyCatsAndAirplanes

How long have you been an artist, and how long have you been active as a business artist?
Am I allowed to say I've always been an artist? I've always loved art, any and every form! In first grade I wrote a book about how I was gong to be an artist when I grew up. Though I graduated college with a degree in Elementary Education and a teaching license, I am still an artist at heart. However, I've only recently been active as a business artist, I just opened up my shop November 2010!

Are you an artist full time?
I wish, but no. I bring in majority of my bacon as a private, in home tutor.

Who or what inspires you to create?
Anything and everything. I could be driving to pick up groceries and see something beautiful to inspire my next creation. I also get a lot of inspiration from other talented folks on Etsy and my dear sweet husband.

Describe your work space.
An old kitchen table in the middle of my living room/study with a bookshelf full of crafting supplies. Gotta love basement living. :)

What kinds of things do you like to do in your free time?
My free time is primarily divided between being inspired and getting creative, and sometimes playing silly online games with my hubby. I'm constantly crafting my ideas into a reality and browsing around the interwebs and around town searching for my next idea. I also love thrift store shopping and playing with my cats.

What is your favorite handmade item, made by you or given to you?
One of my favorite handmade items has to be a simple beaded bracelet from my "not a baby anymore" sister. It's really the simple things that mean the most to me.

What does being an Amy mean to you?
I've always loved being an Amy, and I was lucky enough to be blessed with a unique spelling to make me love it even more. It is an empowering and uplifting name. Say it out loud...your mouth kind of smiles when you say it. :) Go Amys!


AliLilly said...

AHHH!!! I love Amie!! I'm so happy your joined this group!! I have that 3 tiered necklace! IT IS GORGEOUS!!! I LOVE IT! I put it on and told my hubby...."Now you have to take me out sense I have a pretty necklace" :)

SewArtsy said...

Great thinking, Ami!
I think Amie's jewelry is quite beautiful, too!