Brittney from Miss Happy Pink is one of Block Party’s original artists. She joined the shop when it first opened downtown in 2013. Check out her interview below, then stop by either of our locations to check out her work!
1. How long have you been a Block Party artist?
I was lucky enough to be part of the BP crew right after they opened! So I believe that would be about 2.5 years, time flies when you’re having fun!
2. How did you get involved with Block Party?
Mary asked me to be one of the Block Party artists when the downtown location was still being remodeled. It has been exciting to watch Block Party grow and be involved with such an awesome group of artists and makers. Block Party is an awesome co-op community to be part of.
3. Briefly describe the work you do in a few sentences.
Once I create a design using Photoshop or Illustrator, I then screen print it the old fashioned way onto paper or textiles. By old-fashioned, I mean that I hand-pull my screen prints with two hands and a squeegee on a table top press. I love creating art prints and greeting cards on paper as well as wearable art such as patches and t-shirts.
4. How did you get into screen printing?
A friend of mine is an artist, designer and print, so I would hang out while he printed and help around his shop. I always thought it was interesting and in 2012, when I had two surgeries, I took up learning to design to keep myself busy post-op. That friend became my boyfriend, then my fiancé and in April he will be my husband. He has helped teach me to design and print and I’m forever grateful. You can see his work at – http://angryblue.com
5. What was the first print you ever designed and created?
A set of 3 naughty designs that I ended up turning into greeting cards.
6. Is there anything new you are working on for 2016?
Tons of new designs to expand my Catcore collection, art and gear for hardcore cat lovers. I’ll also be expanding my product line to offer a few more everyday household items and more shirts in the spring. I’m very excited to show everyone what I’ve been working on in the next few months!