Today I am happy to showcase the talents of Maeg from the Etsy shop, Edison Rex. Maeg has a whimsical, imaginative style. I am especially drawn to the narwhalus and hedgicorn prints. Now, I want a pet hedgicorn! Please welcome Maeg to the Daily Etsian!
1. Tell us about yourself.
My name is Maeg. I live in Western MA with my husband, stepdaughter, and cat. We're expecting a baby this January, too. I work as a retail artist by day and moonlight as Edison Rex!
2. What/Who inspires your work? What keeps you going every day?
I am constantly inspired by the career and work of Ashley Goldberg. I love her work and get a lot of drive just from looking at her career and the careers of others who are making a living selling their art. My faith in hard work also keeps me going!
3. Name your favorite books/authors, bands, artists, and websites:
Right now I am reading a lot of Ruth Rendell (aka Barbara Vine) and all the Sookie Stackhouse novels. I listen to everything from Ryan Adams to Kanye West, and read Ashley G's blog (www.kittygenius.com), the Black Apple's blog (www.theblackapple.typepad.com), and Tom and Lorenzo's blog (www.projectrungay.blogspot.com) close to daily.
4. What color would you be if you were a color? Why?
Oh dear. Normally I would say red, but pregnancy has made me oddly zen. So, a deep blue.
5. What advice would you give to other artists?
Only the advice I am continually trying to give myself! Keep working on your craft, be persistent. And it's okay to make money!