Meet Sabbio! A talented French artist
Can you give us a brief description of your art store on etsy?
Sabbio's Cinnamon Tree is my art shop on Etsy. I began selling in September 2008 with just a few pocket mirrors and bookmarks. Actually I began pretty slowly and as the months were passing by I added a lot more to offer my customers a wide variety of extensions of my art.
In fact I do have a few original paintings in my shop as well as archival prints, postcards, my jewelry line, treasure and tea boxes, bookmarks, journals and I have lots of new ideas for the future 😉
All my creations are one of a kind or very limited series ; that is what I love about being an artist on Etsy and about handmade : being able to offer to people all around the world something unique, original that I've made with care and love.
What sparked your interest in art?
It may sounds a bit cliché but as far as I remember I've always been into drawing and craft. Though I have not been able to focus on it as much as I would have loved to during my chilhood I kept coming back to it regularly and tried to draw as often as possible. I even had a night art class in high school, for a year... but basically I am a self-taught artist. It's only been a few years since I realized how crucial drawing, painting and more largely, creating, were in my life and that I needed them daily.
Are you natural...if so, what's your natural hair story? : )
Yes, I'm natural, and proud to be! 😀 In fact I've been natural since I was 17 (though my hair was mostly braided so restrained... in the 80-90s, natural hair, especially in France, was unfortunately not common) then had my hair relaxed for about 7 years, though not regularly, and then I really decided I had to end with this unnatural process that was ruining my hair! That was around 2004. During summer 2008 I took my courage and had my BC 🙂 Since then I feel so free, happy and confident about my hair!
How long does it usually take for you to finish one of your pieces?
This varies a lot according to the piece size, my concentration and energy. I would say that it goes from 2 days to a week or so. But generally it's more a week... I would love to paint more!
Where do you get the inspiration for your work?
Women, their inner strength and feminity are inspiring me greatly! This is, I guess my first source of inspiration. Nature and my ideals also guide me greatly on my artistic journey!
What are your overall goals for your work? Where do you see yourself in the next 10 years?
I would love to paint for longer hours everyday and to explore all my beloved themes and symbols more thoroughly... my goal being to have whole series about the same aspect of feminity and life. That is surely going to be a long lasting journey! ^ ^ So to answer your second question I see myself in 10 years with completed series but with more to go! (laughter)
Is your work available for sale? If so, where can one purchase your work?
Yes, my work is available in my Etsy shop http://www.etsy.com/shop/sabbio but also on online galleries, from my art postcard publisher, French shops and directly from me!
You can find more about my work on my portfolio http://sabbio.ultra-book.com/
on my blog http://duhautdemoncannelier.blogspot.com/ and you can also follow me on Twitter http://twitter.com/Sabbio
Anything else you would like to share with our readers?
As an artist and a woman I would just say be true to yourself and to what is deep within you and follow your very own path. Thanks for reading me ^ ^ and thanks Mae for letting me share on your wonderful, positive site!