A rabbit girl

Karen Preston of A rabbit girl creates art that is dream-like, whimsical, magical, slightly dark, and a little edgy.

Tell me about how you originally got into your craft.
I saw the pictures of Maurice Sendaks Where the Wild Things Are when I was smaller than I am now. I fell in love with the monsters. The rest is history.

What is your favorite thing to do in the whole wide world?
Just one favorite thing? I suppose I have to say creating. Not just art either.
My daughter is my favorite "handmade" thing.

What is your biggest challenge when it comes to running your shop?
Printing. If someone else would drag out my huge Epson from under my daughters bed and put it on rollers then push it down the narrow hall past the awful hall rug without knocking it off the rollers for me I would be forever in their debt.

Anyone want the job?

What item in your shop would you most like to receive as a gift if someone were shopping for you?
Winkin, Blinkin, and Nod at the moment. My favs change with every one I create though.

When you were a kid, what did you think you were going to be when you grew up?
A mommy and an artist. Also at one point a veterinarian.

What other shops or artists out there do you love?
Camilla Engman

Audrey Kawasaki

Dave McKean

There are far to many to list all of them but they're some of the best

What does your future hold?
Immediate- a bottle of Harp ale and Battlestar Galactica

Further on- more digital collage, watching my daughter grow, growing older and looking young (this is just a hope), dancing with friends, loving my husband, liking my husband

Always art

Karen also does wholesale and custom work. Custom work involves sending her your images, mixing those with her images and coming up with something magical. Here is an example of a custom banner she created for the shop Twigs and Heather. Visit A rabbit girl today at Etsy or 1000 Markets.