My name is anne cresci alias Matilou, I'm 32 years old and live in Lyon in
the middle est of France. I have 2 kids with Cedric, Matis (6) and Lou (almost 3).
oh, we also have 2 cats !
We live in a loft with a little garden which is really heaven in a city !
I work as a freelance illustrator since 10 years (oh god...getting old right....)
for different magazines, Editors and internet. i just love my job, and sometimes
still wonder how it is possible to make a living with drawing... :D
I have opened a workshop in Lyon last november which is a totally new step for me,
and a dream too, I must say !
Everyone gets up to have breackfast and get ready for school or daycare.
Cedric works at home so it's really cool, he can take care of the kids
most of the time.
The choice of shoes is vital ! As you can see we have many :D
I've been taking the subway this whole winter, but the nice days are here
so I can ride to my Atelier.
The city of Lyon has bikes ready to ride for us, the first half our is free
so it's really cool !
Now Lyon is such a pretty place, I just love arriving to the bridge above the Rhône
river, it's just so beautiful, always makes me happy !
I get to my place and have to open it, my day can now start !
My first moove when I get into my workshop is to open my computer !! I guess
i'm a real addict as I spend most of my day on it :)
First ETSY of course, see if I sold anything, then facebook, twitter, and my mails.
I answer everyone and everything, make new listings for my etsy shop, start making
all sorts of corrections on my works for clients.
Sometimes I have to redo my illustrations three or four times to match the client need.
in my work that I don't see time passing.
When I'm tired of the computer I have lots to do in my workshop.
Right now I'm working on a new spring collection of T-shirts and onesies for girls
and boys. I have dyed my white shirts in many cool colors and now I need to add my
transfers to them.
So let's go ironing !!! (That's about the only time I do iron really ...)
Now I feel that my walls are a bit empty, so I will hang around frames and posters
so that people can imagine them on their wall.
I can't help but rearrange my workshop all the time. I change The necklaces in the
front window, I add a couple new things here and there, I'm always mooving things around !
I go back to my mails to see what's new.
Surf internet a little bit, see what's new on blogs (especially all my friends
from my european team on etsy ! ), renew some listings in my etsy shop again, chat on
the etsy forum...
And suddently realise my pictures are SO bad............ So I try and find ways of
improving my pictures, big work !
I also sometimes have people come in, chat, buying or not, but they all seem to
like what they see and that's always a good feeling.
Usually I leave around 18h00, so that I can see cedric and the kids a bit.
When I get home we usually try to make dinner together although most of the time it's Cedric
who cooks gorgeous meals for us, while we play together cards or other games.
It's time for the kids to go to bed. We usually read a story each, they both want their book,
but they still love listening to the other story too !
That's it, cedric and I have a little time for ourselves, eventually :)
We watch a movie together most of the time or go outside talking.