FEATURED ARTIST INTERVIEW // ELIZABETH JIRAK
For our January Box, we asked Elizabeth Jirak from Lizzie Letters to design an art print that would motivate and encourage positive morning routines for our subscribers. Elizabeth owns her own Etsy shop.
We recently connected with Elizabeth to learn more about her story, her creative process, and where she drew inspiration for the exclusive art print she created for Good Habit Box Co.'s January box.
LET’S JUMP RIGHT IN! IF YOU COULD DESCRIBE WHAT YOU DO IN A FEW SENTENCES, WHAT WOULD YOU SAY?
I letter inspirational quotes and bible verses! My goal is to glorify God with the
talents he has given me and bring a little color and joy into someone’s day.
CAN YOU WALK US THROUGH YOUR CREATIVE PROCESS FOR THE JANUARY ART PRINT EXCLUSIVE TO GOOD HABIT BOX CO.?
The colors were inspired by some of the products included in the box, but also, I wanted to include that feeling of fresh new beginnings that January brings. When I was looking for a phrase to letter, I heard the Ella Fitzgerald song “It’s a Lovely Day Today”, and this design was born!
WHY DO YOU THINK PEOPLE CONNECT WITH YOUR WORK SO MUCH?
You know, this question is hard to answer. It still amazes me that people actually like what I create! I think maybe it’s because through my art, I can give people a little sliver of the light and hope that Christ brings into the dark and dreary world we live in.
OVER THE PAST FEW YEARS, SO MUCH HAS CHANGED IN TERMS OF HOW WE COMMUNICATE WITH EACH OTHER—A LOT OF THAT IS TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIAL MEDIA. AS AN ARTIST, WHAT IS YOUR RELATIONSHIP TO SOCIAL MEDIA?
Like everyone, there are some aspects of social media that have been toxic for me, but for the most part, I think social media has been incredibly beneficial to me. I would never be able to reach customers or meet other artists without social media. Also, the artist community on social media is awesome! I’ve met so many great artist friends and am constantly inspired by the content I see on my feed.
LAST QUESTION! WHAT DOES 2021 LOOK LIKE FOR YOU AND YOUR PROJECTS?
I’d love to do some in-person craft shows. I’d also like to try out some new products (calendars, notebooks, etc) and add more stickers, etc to my shop!
Follow @Lizzie_Letters on Instagram to see more of her beautiful designs!
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