Hello everyone, I’d like to introduce to you Liz Frank, the founder of Squirrel Creek Creations! I sat down with Liz to ask her a few questions for our first artist profile. Let’s see what she said!
Q: How do you come up with project ideas?
A: By using what I find inspiring and going from there. Wolves, Nature, fantasy and steampunk are my main inspirations currently.
Q: Are there any projects you've made that you didn't want to sell?
A: I feel a little sad with everything I sell because a bit of me is in everything I make. The two I've been most sad to see go was my red-tailed hawk mask and my first plague doctor.
Q: What's your favorite Cephalopod and why?
A: I love all the squid! They're so intelligent and cute!
Q: What advice would you give to a new artist or crafter?
A: Those who have given up on their dreams will encourage you to do the same. Never ever give up!
Q: You recently quit your full time job to focus on Squirrel Creek Creations full time. What's one thing you wish you knew when you started doing art for a living?
A: Better time management!
Q: The Squirrel Creek team travels a lot to conventions and other events. What's it like going to so many conventions?
A: It's completely amazing! I always wanted to go to an anime convention when I was younger, but never got around to it. Now in the past year I've been to 6! I love meeting new people and seeing the same ones come back. I love the cosplay and creativity that's everywhere. But mostly I love the atmosphere. Everyone is happy and accepting! I look forward to conventions more than almost anything!
Q: One last question! Beatles or Johnny Cash?
A: Johnny Cash. Hands down.