This week’s spotlight features Christelle of L’Atelier à rêver éveillé (In English this translates to “The workshop to dream awaken”). Christelle is a children’s author and illustrator in France, and she has the most charming illustrations in her Etsy shop! I love how Christelle incorporates her art into a variety of useful objects, such as jewelry, bookmarks, pocket mirrors, and postcards. This gives you the option to enjoy her artwork throughout your day, not just on your walls.
Christelle was generous enough to share a little about herself:
How did you get started in your craft?
First, I wrote stories for children. I have several books to be published in France this year :) After, I decided to illustrate my stories and then to include these illustrations in jewellery, boxes and so on!
Where do you find your inspiration?
I think my 3 daughters inspire me a lot! The older is 6 and my twins are nearly 4 years old (a lot of work but a lot of love !!). Music also inspire me, and everything around me I think!
How do you promote your shop/work?
I have a facebook page. I love facebook (by the way, I really pass to much time on it ;))
I also have a Twitter account:
And I just created a new blog too!
Name a guilty pleasure… what do you do to treat yourself?
I LOVE chocolate!! I eat some everyday :) What do I do to treat myself? Nothing!!! That’s too good!!
How would you like to be remembered by future generations?
Good question… I think I just want my daugthers to be proud of their mum. I don’t need more!!
Thank you Christelle for sharing a little about yourself and your work. Be sure to stop on over to Christelle’s shop and blog. Also, Christelle is collaborating with Etsy seller Polarity to create some lovely locket sets – I just love it when handmade artists collaborate!