Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Featured Artist: Tracy Cornell from Braggin' Rights





Tracy Cornell, owner and designer of all products made in her shop: Braggin' Rights, lives in Texas and has been married to her wonderful and supportive husband for 13 years.

Tracy started 'crafting' when she was very young, encouraged by her mother to always be creative; making gifts, creating things, and using her imagination. During her high school years she took a few art classes, submitted a portfolio to the Cleveland Institute of Arts and was accepted. Her focus was charcoal drawing, pastels, and watercolors. However, being young she did not follow through with this; so,every
thing she does now she either learned from her mom, or was self taught.

Tracy takes pride in making high quality items. . "I feel that the products that you deliver reflect on you as a person; both my products and character are of high quality. I know that when I send out a product, I am proud to put my name on it, and I care about how the person receiving it feels upon opening the package. I always wrap my products as if the recipient is receiving a gift, and either add a free unexpected treasure, or other little extras; coupons, stitchery on the packaging and/or other little things to make it a special experience for them."



Cute Crochet Purse with Crochet Rose


Every Cute Dogie needs a Cute Dogie Clip


Rose Bath Set

Currently, Tracy is selling her work in a small local brick and mortar shop and decided to give e-commerce a shot. She finds business for her shop in a variety of ways: " offline (via repeat business), friends 'spreading the word', and simply letting people know what I do. Online, I promote my business by numerous social networks, ads, and through a 'Refer a Friend' program that I send out with all of my orders plus including coupons and business cards."

Tracy says, " My goal is to consistently find ways to better myself. To be the best at whatever it is that I am doing. I know that none of us will ever be perfect, though I don't believe that there is anything wrong with striving for it."

Shabby Look

Tracy's work can be found at:

http://www.madeitmyself.com/user/bragginrights.aspx




http://www.artfire.com/users/BraggingRights
http://tcornell.etsy.com

You can also follow Tracy on Twitter:
http:twitter.com/tcornell123

You ask me why Tracy is a featured artist? ... it is because she is Unique, she is Special, she is One Of A Kind

6 comments:

Kikay Designs said...

Tracy, you're such an all rounder, talented artist.
You obviously put a lot of love in your creations!

PassionForBeads said...

Tracy, this is really an awesome interview and your work is lovely too. Congratz!:o)

Crystal from KIZZ said...

This is a great interview Tracey! Definitely, you are one of a kind. both artistically and as a person!
Congrats on being featured.8)

Mommyof2girlz said...

Cute doggie clips! Thanks for stopping by my blog and the sweet words. I have been a admirer of your blog for awhile. :)

Aunt Judy said...

You do a good job on everything that you work on, makes me proud of you too. Nice article about you and oh so true too. Aunt Judy

Gina said...

Really terrrific! I always enjoy discovering new things at your blog, thank you for doing what you do and sharing it with us!