Brittany "Bree" Becker
Owner of Bree Krafty
What is your professional background?
My professional background includes creating my own art business where I can be contracted to do pieces for others, and freelancing work/being a paid contributor for the tv show Hitrecord.
What made you decide to handcrafted art?
I have always loved the uniqueness of all homemade art. You can make 100 of the same piece, but every one will come out different.
What types of artwork do you make?
I mostly create paintings, sketches (hand drawn or graphic design), Photoshopped pictures, and flower pen bouquets.
For Hitrecord, I have created mini animations, photography, Photoshopped photography, sketches, paintings, gifs, cinematography, graphic design, and written poetry and stories.
I do challenge myself to try everything at least once and usually love it.
What has been your favorite piece?
I don't have a specific favorite, but I definitely love creating silhouette paintings the most or cinematography.
What has driven growth behind your business?
Word of mouth, social media, and contributing for Hitrecord has helped grow my business.
What challenges do you face?
The biggest challenge that I come across is that there are so many creative and talented people out there. It makes it difficult when you have to compete with thousands of artists who you view as so much more creative. Also, you have to put in so much time to create something, but people want something cheap. What people don't realize is that you're really paying for the hours the artist put into it.
What advice would you give to other aspiring entrepreneurs?
Believe in yourself and keep going. The more you put yourself out there, the more success you'll have. It won't happen over night, but if you work out you'll be pleasantly surprised.