My interview with Rose Hill Design

I am pleased to introduce on my blog tonight Rose Hill Design Studio by Heather Stillufsen. Her artwork is delightfully whimsical, I love browsing her shop and know you will love this interview!

1. What is the name of your online shop and the url?
Rose Hill Design Studio by Heather Stillufsen
http://www.etsy.com/shop/RoseHillDesignStudio

2. What has been your most exciting moment as an artist?
The most exciting moment as an artist probably was one I sold my first painting….to someone outside my family! ha ha ha

3. How long have you been an artist?
I have been an artist my whole life, but didn’t really find true creativity until I was out of college….in my early 20s.

4. Who or what had the greatest influence on you as you developed as an artist?
I have been influenced by many artists, but Susan Branch is one of my favorites, as is Beatrix Potter, Mary Engelbreit and Margie Moore – and I love Jane Dyer, too.

5. How would you characterize your work?
My work is whimsical and fun. I like to think its colorful and I hope it makes people happy when they see it!

6. How do you feel when people interpret your artwork differently?
I am not sure, but I guess everyone interprets art differently!

7. Describe your workshop or studio for us:
My studio is a spare room in my house, which by the way is from 1763!
Its all white and I would say it’s somewhat messy!!!! I have always kept a messy desk – I think it helps with the creativity….for me anyway! I have paints, markers and ideas on post its scattered all over! 🙂

8. What’s the hardest part of being an artist?
The hardest part of being an artist, for me, is not having enough time to draw and paint all of the things inside my head!!

9. How many hours a day do you create?
I am always creating or thinking….I spend anywhere from 5-9 hours a day in my studio thinking, dreaming and creating!
I would work all day if I could! I really do love creating and coloring and inventing new characters. I love being able to have an idea…draw it …color it or paint it and see it on screen or in someone’s house!

10. How does creating art make you feel?
Art makes me feel good….it really does!

11. “What is Art?” is certainly too big of a question to ask here, but what do you hope your audience takes away from your art? What statement do you hope to make?
Art to me is life, I try to incorporate feelings, emotions and ideas from life into my art!

12. What are your artistic goals?
My artistic goals are to be a published illustrator – in a children’s book – and continue my stationery line…I would love to see my artwork on products sold in stores, too! That would be awesome!

13. How have you handled the business side of being an artist?
I am still working on that business side of things…I always say I wish I was better at the business side of things – maybe I would be more advanced in my career if I was more business oriented…i don’t know.

14. Describe your artwork in 3 words:
I would say my work is – Whimsical, fun, happy

15. Where else on the internet can we find your work online?
My work can be seen on my blog at http://www.rosehilldesigns.blogspot.com and on FACEBOOK

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