thedreamygiraffe

Illustrations + Written Creations by Kathy R. Jeffords

South Carolina, United States · 8021 Sales

thedreamygiraffe

Illustrations + Written Creations by Kathy R. Jeffords

South Carolina, United States 8021 Sales On Etsy since 2006

5 out of 5 stars
(2527)

Announcement   Welcome to The Dreamy Giraffe Collection, which is made up of whimsical illustrations and typographic prints featuring original writing by Kathy R. Jeffords. Ranging from motivational to funny and back again, I hope my art and words make you smile!

Announcement
Last updated on Jan 8, 2016

Welcome to The Dreamy Giraffe Collection, which is made up of whimsical illustrations and typographic prints featuring original writing by Kathy R. Jeffords. Ranging from motivational to funny and back again, I hope my art and words make you smile!

Kathy Jeffords

Contact shop owner

Kathy Jeffords

Updates

#flashbackfriday to my short but sweet birthday trip to Myrtle Beach with my favorite girls...who else would rather be at the beach this weekend? Let's go!
1 of 1 updates · View all updates

About

Once upon a time...

There was a little girl who told everyone who would listen, "I'm going to be a writer when I grow up!"

Writing books was all she ever wanted to do.

She'd been artsy and crafty and generally creative all her life...but was she an artist? No way. No how. She doodled. She scribbled. She made things. She liked drawing. But she never felt like art was "her thing".

Then, when she was in her twenties, she picked up a paintbrush.

She started out painting big eyed girls that were slightly sad, because she was a little bit brokenhearted and very unhappy in her job.

Over time, she got over the boy who decided she wasn't right for him before she realized he wasn't right for her, either, quit the bad job, and as she got happier, so did the big eyed girls.

Even though she got super busy making both art AND a dream she didn't even know she had come true, writing was still a huge part of who she was, so she wrote little stories to go along with her paintings and she even started incorporating things she wrote INTO the paintings.

As she went along, though she loved the big eyed world she was creating, everyday she made lists of other artsy things she wanted to try "someday".

One day, she woke up and decided life was too short to keep waiting for a "someday" off in the distance to do all the other creative things she really wanted to try...and so she branched out to doing other types of art, including illustrations done digitally (using a mouse instead of a paintbrush!) and typographic work where she found she could turn her poetry and other writings into pieces of art all on their own.

This artist writer girl had learned that life could be tough and there will be jobs and boys and myriad other things that will make you sad. That lots of times we can't control the bad things that happen to us. But what we can control is what we ourselves give. And so through her art and writing, she wanted to spread as much happiness, sunshine, positivity and good as she could.

They say art imitates life...but she wanted to make art that celebrates life.

So that's just what she did.

And, of course, she pretty much lived happily ever after.

(Much gratitude to Jana E. Pye for the lovely photographs of the Sweet Smiles figurines!)

Tweet
Around the web
Shop members
  • Kathy R. Jeffords

    Owner, Artist

    My name is Kathy & I'm the little girl in that picture, all grown up but just as silly! I am the artist, writer, daydreamer, printer, packer, shipper, message answer-er, chief worrywart and everything else behind The Dreamy Giraffe Collection.

  • Austin

    Head Beagle

    I don't really DO anything when it comes to the business, other than remind Kathy when it's meal time. I like meal time. I am sort of the shop mascot, so I don't understand why she didn't call it The Dreamy Beagle. Also, I snore.

  • Lulu, Bumper, Hershey

    Resident Canines

    Bumper likes belly rubs, Lulu likes toys and hugs, and Hershey, appropriately, likes to give kisses. Unfortunately, their lack of opposable thumbs mean that they don't really make good assistants, but they ARE cute and that counts for something.

Shop policies

 
Loading