Manic Monday + GIVEAWAY: Monellisa

Isabel of Monellisa
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My name is Isabel Monell I'm a 26 year old from Virginia Beach and I love creating unique pieces of art. I know that my talent was a gift given to me so I could create wonderful art to share with others is the fulfillment of my dream. I'm an artistand hold a Bachelor Degree in Studio Art from Old Dominion University. I love painting. I have several years of experience with painting pottery, as well as working with acrylic, oil, and watercolor creations. Because I love creating I'm always exploring different mediums and seeing where it leads me...

Why did you start your business?
I love creating and I wanted to share that love with the world, at least the Etsy world. I was given the nickname Monellisa from one of my friends a while ago. So when I started my artwork seriously I thought it would be a catchy name for my shop.

Which item in your shop did you enjoy making the most and why?
My favorite piece is Rain, Rain Go Away, this was the first piece that I created that really inspired me to open up my etsy shop. So with that it will most likely be my favorite piece forever :)

If you could give a piece of advice to a new shop - what would it be?
Don’t give up, if you believe in what your are creating/doing stick with it. Also use the people in your life as a gauge of what they like and don’t like, and ask them to be your promoters if possible.

Favorite quote/saying?
"Hope does not disappoint." This is something that constantly reminds me that its not foolish to hope and believe in things. Its what keeps me moving forward.

Isabel is generously giving one of our readers a set of her Pretty Little Ladies cards:
"Pretty Little Ladies" Postcards are of my original illustration, professionally printed on Premium, 80 lb. (215 gsm) card stock. They measure 5.47" x 4.21" inches (postcard) and come in a pack of 10 (2 of each illustration) with envelopes included. Set includes 10 cards of "PRETTY LITTLE LADIES COLLECTION" illustrations.

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