Business Name: Nancy Carol Studio
Based In: Port Moody, BC
Products Include: Ink, watercolour and gouache greeting cards and art
Learn more about Nancy Carol Studio in our interview below.
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Nancy Carol Studio
When did you open your Etsy shop?
What inspired you to start your business?
Honestly, I just wanted to get a little feedback on my art. Creating art just makes me feel whole and brings me into a better state of mind. So why not share those creations with everyone? If I could create all day long…wouldn’t that be a dream? I truly believe that how you feel when you create shows up in your creation, be that art, food, music, or any other creative endeavor. After I opened my Etsy shop and made some sales, that got me thinking…this could work! Now 7 years in, I am a serious small business owner and I love every minute of it.
How would you describe your business?
After moving to B.C. in 1999 and taking some art courses, I felt inspired to put my drawing and painting talents to work by celebrating the beautiful, eclectic personalities of towns and cities in B.C. I myself shop locally because I love to support other small businesses and put money back into my community. That can be Port Moody, or in a broader sense, Canada. I keep it super simple with my tools and materials. Starting out with mixed media, it just wasn’t conducive to a small condo, so I switched to watercolor paints and ink pens. The ink pens are a perfect pairing with my drawing skills and the watercolor is such a beautiful medium, it almost creates the work for you. Taking those paintings and turning them into prints and cards seemed to be the natural next step.
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We hope you enjoyed learning more about Nancy Carol Studio, a greeting card and art business based in Port Moody, British Columbia.