Friday, December 13, 2013

31 Days of Sensational Shops - Cyanide Lollipop

31 Days of Sensational Shops is a month long tour of geeky, fantasy and/or monster-filled shops in December. Please stick around to learn more about today's Sensational Shop!

Today's Sensational Shop is Cyanide Lollipop - run by Brittani Hinman/Copley!

Tell us about you - the creator!

I am a 24 year old self-proclaimed art chick who is trying to make it in the scary world of Sci-Fi and Fantasy artists. I am a student of Business at Eastern Michigan University in my senior year, and I have two kitty cats who are my children. My favorite TV show right now is Game of Thrones, and my favorite movie is White Oleander. My favorite book series are the Mercy Thompson books by Patricia Briggs.

Describe your shop and what you sell

I sell original art and prints, as well as some smaller fun pieces done in perler beads. I find that when I want to use my brain, I draw, and when I want to turn off my brain, I do perler beads. 

What is your favorite item to make? Why?

It depends on how I'm feeling. Sometimes I LOVE to draw for hours at a time, and other times I like to stop thinking so hard and just work from a pre-drafted pattern to make sprites.

How and when did you start your business?

I started in October 2007. After graduating from high school I was confused about what I wanted to do, so I started to make and sell pretty things online, none of which were things that I particularly liked, but were really popular at the time. After a while I realized that I was still working for "the man" by working in things that were popular, and decided to make my own way. That's where I am now.

Anything else you would like to add?

I've actually met Toni Conn before at Anime Park and Go! Daiko con before! :)

Where can buyers find you?

DeviantART / Etsy / Facebook / Website

Thank you so much for coming by to meet Brittani Hinman/Copley of Cyanide Lollipop! Come by tomorrow for another Sensational Shop!