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today's handmade artist is a lovely lady from tulsa, oklahoma. gloria, from a little paint and gloria joy, is pure awesome. i don't remember how i found her but when i saw the raccoon portrait in her etsy shop i was hooked! i love her style and she is funny-to-boot. let's meet gloria!!

Raccoon Portrait Acrylic on Canvas
raccoon portrait acrylic on canvas

how did you learn to do what you do?
Mostly from experience. The only painting classes I’ve had were in highschool but I bonded to it fairly quick. I’m a graphic designer as my day job, but I’ve never been able to quit hands on art. Paint does something for me that a computer never can.

diamond invites
diamond invites

where do you find your inspiration?
Inspiration is everywhere! My abstract paintings are based solely on how I’m feeling at the moment. All the other paintings are likely something that reminds me of my childhood, a specific event or item.

Antique Skeleton Key Original Painting 11" x 14"
Antique Skeleton Key Original Painting 11" x 14"

what is your favorite product in your shop?
All of them! Is that a cop out answer? I use every single painting as decor in my house in the meantime, and I get so sad when it’s time to say goodbye.

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wedding programs

what is your favorite handmade shop?
Right now I’m loving BowWowBeds. They have doggie bed duvets and cage covers, I want to spoil my dog so bad right now!

Pear Still Life Acrylic on Canvas
Pear Still Life Acrylic on Canvas

give us one tip for aspiring handmade artists.
Just do it! Stop making excuses and get started. It doesn’t matter if you don’t have every single detail planned out, just get started and let it fall into place.


isn't her work phenomenal? i seriously could stare at that raccoon painting all day long. i would buy it lickety split but i have no idea where to hang it in my house. one day, it will be mine though...

unless of course you snatch it up first! go visit gloria!

find gloria here:
blog | etsy | design website

1 comment:

  1. fun interview!
    Can't wait to see more of her work!


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