Today I have a lovely artist to share with you. Her name is Hilary and has a very cute shop on Etsy called Bunny with a toolbelt! Unfortunately she is super busy with work at the moment, but she did give me permission to use information and pictures from her websites to make up this post!
Can you tell me a little bit about yourself?
I started making my living from my artwork in 1989. Somewhere along the way, I adopted the name Bunny with a Toolbelt, which encapsulated the way I love to learn and work in many different art media. I also liked the name because I was quite fond of appearing in public in a bunny suit right around that time. I don’t do that too often these days, but I still think it’s a great business name.
In addition to Etsy, I sell this work at The Gallery at the Museum of Contemporary Craft, Oregon College of Art and Craft, and Crafty Wonderland’s biannual bazaar in my hometown Portland, Oregon. The work I show on my Etsy site has been featured in the Style section of the Sunday New York Times, Brides Magazine, Green Wedding Shoes, 100 Layer Cake, Eco-Beautiful Weddings, Wedding Bee, Broke Ass Bride, and ReadyMade Magazine, among others.
What do you like to do in your spare time?
When I’m not working on this business, I spend most of my free time making other artwork. I have created large scale installations for the Fuller Craft Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Craft, the Indianapolis Art Center and others. My work is represented by Velvet da Vinci Gallery in San Francisco. You can see plenty of images of this work on my other website hilarypfeifer.com
The spare time that’s left is spent volunteering for various arts organizations in my hometown, or hanging out with my most awesome dog Weegee.
You can follow Hilary on facebook and on her lovely blog! 🙂