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Thursday, January 10, 2013

Krys and Her Bunny Story...

I have long-realized that I work with amazing women. Each has thier own story, and though I have heard it told over supper, on long car rides, and in bits and pieces as we work a show, it's another thing entirely to read it, 
start to finish, in black and white.

Having held her creations in my hands for years, her new feature in 
Where Women Create: Business has given me an even deeper appreciation for her creations and respect for her talent...


I am staggered by Krys -- yes her talent, but also her bravery, determination and bright spirit.

Funny enough back in 1999, the first wholesale account I opened for my then fledgling business was with Bunnies By The Bay...it's 14 years later, and I love that I am still working with Krys and have grown to know her better in recent years since she's shared her original creations with Earth Angels.

Like her mixed media works on paper that blend pencil and watercolor....



 
Soft sculptures and petite works...


And paperies...

You can read more in the article, but she and her sister Suzanne were able to heal from a series of tragedies in the 1980s through their art, and have created an amazing studio, wholesale line, and presence in the collectible and baby gift worlds with what they design and create under their well respected, charming, and recognizable brand.


 What an honor for Krys to have her story told in Jo Packham's newest magazine....  
Please join me in saying congrats to Krys and her sister Suzanne, too!

And great news, Krys will be able to attend the Art Girls's RoadShow event in San Luis Obispo, CA this June when we have a showcase tent at the Remnants of the Past show....stay tuned for more info on our events...
...and Krys, xxoo you are in my heart.
Jen
 

4 comments:

Terry said...

I just read the article in Where Women Create Business. What an amazing story.

Terry said...

I just read the story in Where Women Create Business. What an amazing story! I pray that are abundantly successful.

krys kirkpatrick said...

Thanks Jen. Looks great. I am down with the flu, but when I feel better I'll write you

Michelle May said...

How wonderful. I've always loved her bunnies.

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