07 May 2008

Artist of the week- Novita Beytrison

My artist of the week is a cool fabric/ textile artist named Novita. One of the greatest things about selling online is that I have met so many cool, talented people from around the world. Lately I have been entranced by those who can sew (since I can't!) I have a few pieces being custom made for me as we speak by different artists that will be in future posts, but for now, here's my favorite bag Novita has made:

Ok, so I'm a tree-hugger. We know this. But this lady makes all kinds of bags and purses for all tastes and has a great sense of style. I interviewed her this week about her work, life and style. Please pay her a visit sometime! She writes a very entertaining blog also!

Where do you get your inspiration?

I got most of my inspiration from Asia's magazine, tv series, or during my travel back to my home country - Indonesia or other asia countries.

What sets you apart from your competition?

I believe my style and choice of color is unique. I like to play with colors and trims, by putting a bit left and right, you will make it totally looks different from other's.

What medium do you work in the most?

I work mostly with light cotton and cotton canvas. For the decoration and finishing , I like to use laces and other trims.

What piece of yours is your favorite right now?
My favorite piece of my bag collection is my Fidela Bag. The one that I put on my shop (and already been sold) is called Flowery Denim. But there will be more to come.

Who is the artist who inspires you the most?

I don't really have one.

Where is home base for you?

My home base is in Crans-Montana, Switzerland. Crans-Montana is one of the vacation resort station in the Alps.

What do you do to get over creative block or to take a break from creating?

People watching, I love sitting on the cafe while watching people passing by.

Do you work outside of the home/studio, and if you do, what is your day job?

I don't work outside my home. I am a fulltime wife and mom, and now....also a fulltime crafter ;)

Do you sell wholesale? I don't sell wholesale, but I do accept custom order.

Do you have a website or blog in addition to your etsy shop?
my blog: http://mamanblog.typepad.com/
my website: http://www.pyongbricole.com/

Anything else you want people to know? I am a self-learned bag maker and still having a long list of project on my to-do list. I am thinking to diversify my portfolio by now only making fabric bags, but also other fabric goods (such as apron, gift bag, etc.). Please check my etsy shop and blog frequently for more new stuff.

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