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Robin Maria Pedrero is listed in Florida International Magazine’s 2009 Florida Artists Hall of Fame. Her artwork is in the upcoming 2011 thriller movie “Roommates”. She is an elected signature member of the Pastel Society of America.
Who are you?
A green eyed girl who looks at the world around her through rose colored glasses and creates art from it.
What do you create?
I create 2D art using a symbolic visual language exploring the visible and invisible creating a commentary on relationships and thoughts. My unique style and use of color are shared through my creations.
What was the main inspiration for your shop?
Inspiration for my shop was to expand my territory..and I have… shipping work to England, Bahrain, Canada and across America.
How did you come about your store name?
It is my Name
What is the crafting utensil you cannot live without?
What is your favorite material to work with?
COLOR via Music
What do you enjoy most about making the things you make?
The things I make bring joy
What is your life like outside of Etsy?
Our family likes to travel. My shui tzu Max A. Million fills our days with cuteness! We all take a lot of pictures.
What is your favorite feature on Etsy?
SHARE …on twitter on facebook and everywhere
What do you enjoy "window shopping" on Etsy on your free time?
ART, fashions, soaps and lip balms, food and jewelry…I like unique, contemporary styles with an eclectic mix.
Do you have a tip for other Etsy sellers?
Join Teams and be a great teammate!
Is there an online "tool" that you like to use?
Facebook Fan Page
What other interests do you have?
I LOVE racquetball!
Where in Florida do you live?
Central Florida for over 20 years, in Longwood almost 10.
Could you recommend a fun activity near your Fl home that other members might enjoy?
Besides theme parks, but of course all the art galleries, OMA, Maitland Art Center, Gallery 17.92, the gardens like Polasek and Mead and Leu, 3rd Thursday downtown is a MUST, Jeanine Taylor Folk Art and Sanford River Walk, Central Florida Zoo….oh was I supposed to mention just one?
What are some other sites to find out more about you and your art?
My blog ~ http://www.pocketfullofcolors.blogspot.com/
Website ~ http://www.gallery523.com
Etsy ~ http://RobinMariaPedrero.etsy.com
1000 markets ~http://www.1000markets.com/users/avisualjourney
Books ~ http://stores.lulu.com/robinmariapedrero
Video ~ http://www.youtube.com/rmpastel
Like my Facebook Page ~ http://artist.to/robinmariapedrero/
Twitter ~ http://twitter.com/robinpedrero
Is there a funny/touching/sad story behind any of your items?
There are numerous stories behind the art, ones filled with tears, laughter, and occasionally danger. I often share the stories on my blog or even in the item listing on Etsy. I have a surprise…The first person to contact me via any means..facebook twitter or email and share their favorite story of one of my pieces wins an original ACEO from me!
What “super” power would you like to have and why?
Oh I just want to fly everywhere..after all I am a Robin! I really don’t care for driving but I like to go places. I could do so much, deliver art personally, help people, see the world…sky’s the limit..or ohhh if it’s super powers I think Saturn would be fun to explore!