May 11, 2012

Meet Kristina, the fabulous illustrator behind  Emmakisstina!  

I asked her to tell us a little bit about herself and here is what she had to say. I just love her work.   Thanks Kristina. 

Have you ever lived anywhere besides Sweden?
I've lived in a few wonderful places and I hope to live in a few more. I grew up in the States. My first 17 years were spent in Portland, Maine, and then my family and I were transplanted to Tampa, Florida. 4 years ago I got sick of the sun and heat and moved home to Sweden; I've got Swedish roots. I've even fulfilled every girl's dream by living in Paris for a month one summer. It was gorgeous!

What was/is your favorite pet or animal?
Growing up I had a gorgeous long haired kitty named, Kato. She was totally evil so I would have to go with my parent's two current mini Schnauzers, Jack and Geordie. I've never met sweeter, cuter, cuddlier little doggies. They just want hugs constantly. I miss them so much now that I live across the Atlantic. Thank goodness for Skype.

If you could visit anywhere where would it be? and Why?
There are many places I haven't been, and I want to travel just about anywhere and everywhere. Asia is big on my list, but I'd have to say that I'd like to explore the Mediterranean a bit more, preferably on a sailboat, island hopping. My boyfriend Johan, and I vacationed on Skopelos, one of the Greek islands two years ago. Sounds dorky, but it was seriously magical. Turquoise water too gorgeous to describe and ridiculously amazing sunsets. I want more... Italy's Amalfi coast, the gorgeous islands of Croatia, and even more Greek Isles.

Do you prefer the ocean or the mountains?
The ocean definitely! I don't think I could live in a place not near the water. I do love exploring Sweden's woods though. They are so quiet and unthreatening; we go wild blueberry, and lingon picking. Stockholm is amazing because I get the best of both worlds; fun city life and closeness to the country and the water.

How did you first realize you had an artistic talent?
I suppose when my parents praise went from 'Oh that's nice Sweetheart' to genuine 'Wow, Honey, that's really great!'.

Are you ready for some good news?  As if seeing her designs wasn't wonderful enough, Kristina  is offering a 20% discount off any orders in her Etsy shop for the next week.  Just enter the code PERIDOTSKYS20 at checkout.  Which one will you choose?
All images courtesy Emmakisstina

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  1. Thanks so much again Lisa for the great post and fun interview! xoxo

    1. It was so nice working with you Kristina. Thanks for the offer for my followers.


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