Welcome to Ladie Katie on Etsy!
Hi I'm Katie! I’m an artist that specializes in custom pet portraits, fashion inspired illustrations and logo design. I am also a lawyer and practice child advocacy.
BEING KIND AND CREATIVE
I think I probably came out of the womb crafting. As a child, instead of summer camp, I took painting lessons. In my youth, I also dabbled in fashion - some of my signature looks in grammar school consisted of 2 different color converse and a jean Mickey Mouse button down collared shirt covered in safety pins with different colored beads (super cool look, I know). Jewelry was a natural segue for me, seeing that I have always felt that it is wearable art.
Growing up my mom always said our religion is to be kind and gentle to everyone and I try to live that everyday. I think that it's nice to be important but it's more important to be nice.
A D D IT'S EASY AS 1 2 3
The year after college I was diagnosed with ADHD, which explained a lot, and also profoundly changed my life. Art has become somewhat of my therapy. Even during the bar exam I brought my watercolors with me to the hotel to paint after the exam everyday and help me relax/de-stress. I can be disorganized and get distracted sometimes, but other times I can get hyperfocused, totally lost in my work. I’ve come to feel that my ADD is my secret power.
A SMALL BUSINESS WITH A BIG VISION
I had my first art show my third year of law school—Ladie Katie was born and there was no turning back! I opened my etsy shop in 2014 only selling jewelry. I now offer custom portraits, prints, pillows, logo design, mugs, notebooks, planners, and totes. Watching my small business grow and evolve has been so rewarding and I am so appreciative of all the love and support of my family, friends, clients and social media artsy community.
I know I don't really fit into the typical mold in that I don't have one area of focus. I paint, I draw, I make jewelry. I sew, I repurpose, I build stuff, etc. I think this is one reason why I have been so captivated with the “GIRLBOSS” movement. Long before the spice girls sang about girl power, I’ve always had an innate desire to prove that I can do anything I put my mind to. I love the idea that a girlboss can do anything and be anything. She is a strong, independent woman playing by her own rules and making sh*t happen for herself. In celebration of all girlbosses and female entrepreneurs, I’ve developed my own line of girlboss inspired prints, pillows, notebooks, planners, and mugs. They are all customizable to celebrate that girlbosses come in all different shapes, colors, types, kinds, etc. What I’ve dubbed the #girlbossrainbow.
Oh and did I mention, I really really love my rescue dog/muse/partner in crime, Molly (follow her on her adorable adventures on instagram @mollythemaltishit).
My ideas and inspiration aren't predictable and so (I hope) my creations aren't either. So thanks for sticking along for the ride!
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THANKS FOR VISITING! And remember to MAKE CHIC HAPPEN