I got my BFA from Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Sculpture, but I majored in Illustration for a year before I made the big switch. My background is in fine art – drawing, painting, and sculpture -and my subject matter has always almost strictly been animals. When I graduated, I had a degree in Art and a great summer job for two summers, but once that ended I didn’t want to go back to working at a cafe. I had learned about Etsy around then, and I started off making tobacco pouches. Quite a few of those actually sold, which blew my mind because I began thinking it wouldn’t be impossible to sell things I make for a living. I tried to think of an idea that hadn’t really been done yet (at least from what I can tell) that I really loved. I’m crazy about my idea of faux fur animal skins and I love making them, which I think is really important for their success. I started out only making a couple and when the first one sold I was so excited that other people may like them as much as I do. And then the second one sold only a week after the first! I knew then that I needed to start producing more, pronto.
Visit Emily’s Etsy Shop, GGGreatWhite to see even more faux fur taxidermy and illustrations
Take a look at Emily’s Fine Art work too on her website.
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