My name is Marilyn Grando. Living and working in Amsterdam, the Netherlands and I’m an aspiring digital artist. I will be writing in this blog about handmade articles, craft, digital arts and the cross-over between these categories. I thought it to be nice to introduce myself to you. You can read all about me in my bio:-).
During the week I work at the studio of a graphic agency in Amsterdam. In my spare time, I produce little gems, in the form of fine digital art prints combined with mixed media, for you to frame. I also sell them on Etsy. I often use Hahnemuller fine art paper made of Bamboo, 50% bamboo – 50 % cotton, Albrecht Durer 100% cotton. I also make funny little illustrations and custom print designs. One of my set goals is to make one illustration per day, even if it is a small one before I go to sleep, even if it’s just to make me laugh.
Most of the time I work from my home-furnished studio. My style is different every assignment, depending on the sort of request clients give me. On Etsy I find myself buying beautiful special paper sorts, feathers, art prints, or office supplies, notebooks etc. etc. There’s so much fun stuff, I can lose myself on that website. Also I’m a frequent visitor of the Etsy virtual labs, to learn more tips and tricks for my shop.
Outside of Etsy I ride horses, do amateur photography, write in this blog, sing in the shower, follow an education in web development and read books. It sounds as if I’m a really hyper person, but believe me, that is not the case.
My favorite section on Etsy, apart from my own shop, is the Community section. I like to socially engage and collaborate with other Etsy members. At this moment my shop is not filled completely yet, but I strive to add two or three items every day. So you’ll see the amount of items grow gradually.
I’m s till working on my own website, as soon as it’s finished in a month or two, I will let you know! But for now you can contact me through this blog, through email, or follow me on Twitter (http://twitter.com/MarilynGrando), or just convo me through Etsy.
P.S. Stay in touch. Anything you want to share, events to notify me about, don’t hesitate to contact me.