Stephanie E. Gordon
Give a brief product description.
Paper crafts including: jointed paper dolls resembling people I admire, greeting cards for many occasions, gift tag sets, stationery, book plates, envelope seals & address labels, moving announcements & party invitations (and lots of ideas swirling around my brain for notepads and tea towels!)
How did you get started?
Just a few years ago, my work as an artist consisted of painting portraits of depressed looking people. Since starting Little Grey Goose Arts & Crafts in March of 2009, I've stopped taking life so seriously and am now focused on having fun making paper crafts and doodling cute, simple & colorful little characters. I definitely like the cheerful side of my artistic life a whole lot more!
Where do you get your inspiration?
So many places! From foods, colors, love, patterns, pop culture, board games, friends of mine who get married, friends who have babies/toddlers, Texas, colorful birds, giants, musical instruments...the list goes on and on! Most recently, I've been doodling lots of little animals. Inspiration credit goes to my sweetheart and the stuffed animal collection he is starting for us: so far we have a squirrel named Peanut, a bunny named Carrot, an Owl named Glider and a meerkat named Bugs.
Describe your workspace/workroom.
My limited workspace currently doubles as our kitchen table. It's nice enough, though! Above it hangs a paper lantern and on the walls: framed drawings from friends, mini bunting & a chalkboard .
What has been your favorite winter holiday gift to make or receive?
Around the holidays last year, I made several really great custom paper dolls - people requested some really terrific characters! I had a lot of fun making Sarah Vowell, The Avett Brothers (instruments included!), Pete Hornberger from 30 Rock and Quentin Tarantino dolls!