Have you seen the beautiful illustrations of Tutti? If you're a Mom, love children, or appreciate amazing talent (that covers just about everybody!) her work will touch your heart. Visit her Etsy Shop, Tutti Studio for even more heartwarming images. Enjoy learning more about Tutti in her interview below!
Vicki: Tell us a little about yourself, your background, and your art.
Tutti: My name is Tutti, it means "my strawberry" in Hebrew. I'm 27and I live in Tel Aviv Israel, with my amazing husband. I was born here in Israel, but spent my childhood and almost every summer of my life in Massachusetts. I've always enjoyed art and drawing and my parents were very supportive and always encouraged me to do what I love. So when the time came to choose a profession I got my BA in graphic design, specializing in illustration and animation design. Today I work as a graphic designer in a boutique brand firm. Illustration remains my biggest passion. At work and in my spare time, I never get tired of the simplicity of bringing something to life with a pencil and paper.
Vicki: What are your favorite subjects to paint and why?
Tutti: Definitely people and especially children. Like most of us, I'm still a child at heart and I love to re-live my childhood through my illustrations. And even though I've been a city girl most of my life, I find that I always draw quiet country-like subjects. I guess my art is my escape from the busy city.
Vicki: How does color inspire your work?
Tutti: Color is a huge part of my inspiration. In graphic design, color is a language in itself, it's a way to convey a message. But when I illustrate I tend to follow my heart when it comes to color. Coloring my illustrations is the hardest but also my favorite part of the process.
Vicki: What accomplishment in your life and/or career are you most proud of?
Tutti: Wow, that's a big statement for me to make! I'll have to say that it's starting my own business and opening my little Etsy shop. I still get excited with every sale I make, It makes me happy to know that people out there like what I make. It's hard work and still a work in progress, but I love every minute of it!
Vicki: What is your favorite color?
Tutti: Hmmm...that's a tough one, because it changes all the time :) I'm in a green period now and I guess the color "du jour" is a light green just like your blog's header.
Thanks, Tutti. It was so much fun learning about you and your inspirational artwork!