Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Clear Pink by Erinn Johnson

Erinn Johnson, Yardley, PA, USA
Brand: Clear Pink
Blogs: clearpink.blogspot.com
Shop: clearpink.etsy.com
Unique Boutique, Yardley PA

I can't remember the last time I received a hand written note in the mail. Erinn's string tie notecards are prefect for a "just writing to say hello" note - sure to brighten anyone's email-full day!

"My name is Erinn Johnson and I live in Yardley, Pennsylvania with my husband and four children who are ages 8, 6, 4, 3. They are a ton of fun and interesting but they all keep my pretty busy.

"In my prior life (pre-children) I was a graphic designer and taught undergraduate design. I loved being a designer. One of my favorite parts of the design process was working with paper and color.

"To keep my sanity and a bit of my own identity, I like to work with paper, garden, read, cook and knit."

I have always loved making cards. I remember making them for my husband when we were in high school.

1. What do you call yourself? (e.g., Independent designer, crafter, maker, artist) All the above.

2. What inspires you? How do you get past crafter's block? Everyday things inspire and stimulate me. I find ideas by looking at prints, paper, magazines, things that are all around us. If something is not working, I just leave it for a bit and try to do something else and get back to it when the time is right.

3. What tool(s) can't you live without? My cutting mat and x-acto.

4. Who is your idol, current craft-crush? I love what Amy Carol at Angry Chicken does.

5. How long have you been doing this? I have always loved making cards. I remember making them for my husband when we were in high school. I made all of our children's birth announcements and have made our Christmas cards for the past 3 years. After the first Christmas card I made for us, I began to make them for friends. The note cards just recently evolved. It seems like a natural thing for me. A love of good paper has always been a constant for me. Selling the cards is a great way for me to support my paper habit.

6. Where did you learn your craft? I have always done "crafty things". If I see something I like I just figure out how to make it work, so times it is an easy process, sometimes not.

7. Do you do this full-time? If not, what pays the bills? Part-time I take care of my kids but, I am hoping to turn this into full time, it is still new.

8. How would you describe your style? Clean and simple.


Behind ouou said...

Great interview! Such beautiful work, too!

Marichelle said...

thanks Laurie!