Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Interview with Carolyn McFann of Two Purring Cats Clothing & Gifts Part 2

 
Carolyn McFann

Interview with Carolyn McFann of Two Purring Cats Clothing & Gifts Part 2


Rico:
What is your favorite aspect about Zazzle?


Carolyn McFann :
The freedom to do what I want without anyone telling me what to do, the large amount of quality products that we can design and the ability to expand with new products.


Rico:
Who or what inspires you?


Carolyn McFann :
As a kid, my dad was my inspiration, he was/is really good at drawing. An architect who also drew pretty pictures. I am inspired now by just about anything plant or animal.


Rico:
What's the best advise you can give someone just starting out on Zazzle?


Carolyn McFann :
Keep your designs original, don't do what everyone else does, be different and be good at what you do. That will make you stand out.


Rico:
What was the latest product you added to your wish list (include link)?


Carolyn McFann :
Love this poster. Plan to buy it:
The Planet Earth Posters
The Planet Earth Posters
The Planet Earth Posters by solarviews
Look at Earth Posters online at Zazzle.com




Rico:
Tell me 5 random things everyone should know about you?


Carolyn McFann :

I'm a workaholic, it's not work to me, I love what I do and love to learn new things to improve my work.

I have three loving, deaf, white, long-haired cats (and no, I'm not changing my studio name to "Three Purring Cats" ;) , rescued from death row in shelters

I lived in Playa del Carmen, Mexico for awhile. Lovely, fascinating place but prefer home in the Midwest. Used to travel to and live in different places for work every so often but am now settled in Ohio.

Did some print modeling when I was really young. Kind of fun but my heart wasn't in it. I was really shy back then.
Am more of a business person than artist. Art is the easy part..marketing/promotion is ongoing and has to be done.


Rico:
What do you like to do when you are not creating art?


Carolyn McFann :
Take business courses, photograph nature, travel, bake..when I have time, that is.


Rico:
Include links to 3 of your favorite designs you want me to feature. Tell me something about each design.


Carolyn McFann :

I did this a few years ago, in memory of a cockatiel I had a long time ago.


Cockatiels and Forget Me Nots Mug

Cockatiel parrots of different kinds from pied, fallow and pearl to regular wild coloring on a quality frosted glass coffee mug for parrot lovers.


I just love macaws, they're brightly colored and fascinating birds with big voices.



The Macaw Parrot Jungle Wall Clock

Original fine art design of colorful Macaw parrots from Hyacinth and Scarlet to Military, and more by artist Carolyn McFann printed on a quality wall clock for parrot lovers.



I did artwork awhile ago of primates for a natural history museum/learned quite a bit about them during that project and this was just something I did for myself on the side, lemurs were really interesting creatures.


Black and White Ruffed Lemur Poster

This cute and fuzzy animal is a primate, related to monkeys, and comes from the island of Madagascar off the coast of Africa. It is an endangered species.



Rico:
Zazzle has helped many people meet goals that they otherwise wouldn’t have achieved. What has Zazzle helped you to achieve in your personal life?


Carolyn McFann :
It has helped me live as I want, and work for myself instead of for others, and makes my life everything I want it to be.

Rico:
Where else can our readers find you online? (Facebook, Twitter, other blog or website)


Carolyn McFann :

Facebook

My Blog


2 comments:

  1. Great to get to know a little about you Carolyn, keep up to great work! I like the cocktails and forget me knots mug! :-)

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  2. Hi! Thank you, Shell :) I'm glad you like it..birds (especially parrots) are one of my favorite subjects to draw/paint.

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