How did you get into art?
For as long as I can remember I have always been into art. Ever since I was a wee little lad. I had a bagillion of those "how to draw" coloring books. I would copy the covers of all my disney VHS tapes (remember VHS guys? I know, wicked long ago. But yeah movies used to be on a never ending string of black tape--i swear. go google it if you don't believe me). My mom thought that I had traced all my little disney friends, so she made me sit down in front of her and draw little mermaid and jasmine face to face. She saw that I was able to duplicate the VHS covers perfectly and from then on out the fridge was pretty much my art gallery. Long story short I have always loved and appreciated art.
Do you write back to all emails people send you?
I try really really (REALLY) hard to respond in a timely fashion, but please know that I do work full time on top of running my etsy and doing freelance work. Depending on my work load (and sanity) it may take me up to 5 business days to respond back to you--thank you for understanding!!
Where can I find all of your art?
I know, I'm kinda all over the web...
• Yellow Heart Art, The original shop
• Society6, The "tech accessories" shop
• (COMING SOON) Yellow Heart Art Bridal, the bridal shop
Did You Start The "I Think You Are" Project? What is it?
Yes I did! You can read more about the project here! Long story short: You send a little positive note to someone that starts off with "I Think You Are..." to brighten up their day! I made a fun printable for the project in case you wanted to use that.
Can I do a giveaway on your blog?
I offer giveaway slots to sponsors at a really affordable rate :) you can go here for more info!
How did you come up with the name "Yellow Heart Art" anyways?
Sigh, this story is kind of embarrassing. I wish I had some super cute and epic story...but I don't. Turns out I kinda sorta really enjoy the color yellow (like, a ton) so I knew I wanted to incorporate yellow somehow into my shop name and logo. I started to mess around on the computer to design a logo and I made a yellow heart. EUREKA! I shouted (I tend to shout mad scientiest-eque sayings to myself all the time) "heart" rhymes with "art" let's go with that! (I love it when my inner crazy mad scientist is right)
Uh hey what's a "Bub"?
Oh right, "Bub". You'll hear me mention Bub a lot. Bub is my boyfriend, his real name is Steve but you'll never know that. This will probably be the only place on my entire blog that I refer to Bub by his real name. We've been dating for 5 years now (going on 6, holy crap) and we both drive each other nuts. But we're in love like whoa. He is also in the airfoce & likes to pinch my butt as I run up ahead of him on the stairs.
What kind of software do you use to create these fun quirky prints? What is your process?
I use the adobe creative suite. I create all my illustrations and typography in adobe illustrator. Yes, I do hand draw all my illustrations, none are clip art.
Will your artwork be available on T-shirts? I would so rock one!
It will be shortly! I recently opened a shop on Society6 where my artwork will now be available on iPhone cases, Laptop and iPad Skins, T-Shirts and Tote bags. We are always adding inventory to the shop so keep looking back!
I would love a custom piece of artwork! How does that work out?
I love custom work! You can email me at yellowheartart at gmail dot com for a price sheet and a quote.
Do you design invitations and party/wedding decorations?
I do I do! Please email me for pricing and my time line. I might have a lot of custom orders at once and there for might not be able to complete it in the time line you want, I apologize in advanced for that. I know it's a mega bummer, let me know when they perfect human cloning, then I won't have this lil problem anymore.
Can you give me some advice on Photoshop?
I would love to help you out! Unfortunately due to my hectic schedule (and how difficult it is to "type" to someone how to do something in a computer program) I am unable to give personalized photoshop tutorials. However, me and Regina teamed up and are currently selling a "photoshop for bloggers" ebook that goes over a lot of basic photoshop techniques! It also includes screen shots from Photoshop itself so you can visually see how to do something.
You hair is so long, does it take forever to style it?
Actually no! Even though parts of my hair is down to my booty it doesn't take that long to style or dry. I have pretty thin hair, when it's down you can't notice, but when its up in a bun my hair looks like it should be up to my shoulders ha. So since its so thin it dries fairly quick with a hair dryer. From sopping wet hair --> to blow dryer --> to flat iron takes about 15 - 20 minutes.
How many deployments have you and Bubs been through?
Currently 2, but he is in the airforce and does travel anywhere from 1 day to 2 weeks multiple times during the year. But it makes the reunion that much sweeter :) if you need someone to talk to about how to deal with military deployments/military life I would love to help you out! (yellowheartart at gmail dot com)
Is Bub your husband?
No, bub is my boyfriend! Everyone thinks hes my husband though haha we've been together for 5 years, going on 6 <3
…you look pretty young, are you even old enough to be doing this stuff?
HA! Yes yes I know I know I look like I'm 12. Yes, I still get carded to see an R rated movie, yes the waiters always give me the shirley temples instead of a legit drink, and yes when I leave for work in the morning sometimes the school bus abruptly stops out front of my house because they think I'm running late for school (by the way this has happened). Anyway enough prolonging, I am 29 years young.