We would like to welcome advertiser Lyn Krawczyk of Fibra Artysta to whipup.net today, to feature her business and to offer a fantastic giveaway to our readers.
I have a very simple business philosophy: treat people like you want to be treated and share everything you know.
Artists and crafters are a wonderful group of people, one that I feel honored to be a part of. And through my business, I’m able to move among them and really get a first hand look at the work they are creating. Its thrilling!
My goal is to continue to grow my business through writing and educating. Creating and living an artful life is where my heart lies and the more I can share it with others, the richer life is!
Tell us about your background and how you started your business?
I’ve been a fiber artist for eleven years now. I focus mainly on art quilts and wall art. Its been a slow steady evolution – from crazy quilting to using found objects on art quilts and now to fabric collages that incorporate my favorite surface design techniques – the biggest love being screen printing with Thermofax screens.
A couple of years ago Quilting Arts Magazine asked me to do an artist demo at the International Quilt Festival. I chose to show printing with Thermofax screens and the reactions of the show attendees made me realize that the screens needed to be more widely available. They were met with a lot of curiosity and enthusiasm, a kind of spark that made me very excited to share them.
After that demo I came home and set up shop. I began writing articles for magazines about the subject and creating video tutorials and everything just clicked! Screen printing is a prominent technique used in my artwork and I’m madly in love with it.
What is the most challenging part of running your own business?
Trying to narrow down ideas! My mind is always spinning a million miles a minute with new and exciting projects and its hard to decide which ones to work on first! :)
What inspires you to do what you do?
Being an artist has been a real gift in my life. Art came to me when I was in my twenties and once I found it, I knew I’d found home.
To put it simply, what I do helps other artists and crafters bring their ideas to life and that gives me great joy to know that I play a small part in that. It may sound like a simple thing – to sell screens for screen printing – but Thermofax screen printing is by far the easiest way to print an image!
I think the fact that its not intimidating has helped many artists and crafters realize that screen printing isn’t something to fret about, that its easy to take on and personalize your work with. I love seeing the light in their eyes when they realize all the possibilities that come with these humble little screens.
Today Fibra Artysta are offering a prize of 2 screens of the winner’s choice (any size, any image including custom screens), 3 bottles of paint , and DVD “Print Design Compose” to one lucky Whipup.net reader. So please leave a comment here to be in the running to win.
You have 48 hours to enter. Winner will be chosen at random, announced here and contacted via email. Good luck! Comments are now closed – a winner will be chosen at random and notified here and via email.
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