Spotlight Series Day 15, Francesca – Cute As A Button
Who are you ?
Francesca “Frenchy” Lopez (bet you can’t guess how I got the nickname?)
Cute As A Button Designs….although probably not a good choice of a name for a company as it is very saturated in cyberworld…oh well, but I don’t like using my name for business as it just seems so self centered to me….lol
Where are you ?
I live and bred in sunny California….
When did you first start drawing/designing seriously?
I seriously started drawing at age 4 joining many drawing contests and winning. Professionally, at age 12
When you get the midnight munchies… what do you grab?
I will have my hubby or daughter drive down to McDonalds or Burger King….explains why I have gained 50lbs…lol
When you are working, what is the view from your window like?
don’t have a view..
What was the first product you ever had for sale?
my very first product for sale was when I was 12. Sold a commissioned image that was used for the promotion of the 1984 Summer Olympics. In my Shop, I had three for sale:
What’s your guilty pleasure ?
chocolate covered strawberries and almonds
What job did you have BEFORE you started drawing/designing for a living?
Pastor and Paralegal/Law Clerk. Still do both
If you could hang out with ANYONE in the world …. who would it be?….and what is the one question you would want to ask them?
Jesus. Why do you love us when most of us don’t want you
What’s your favorite color?
What was your favorite subject in school…?
Math, still is
What is your best and worst personality trait?
Love to teach others and share my knowledge. Organizer and Perfectionist which are also my worst as I expect the same from others.
When was your last REAL vacation and where did you go?
Hmmm…..last real one, Cuba but not fully a vacation because we ended up ministering to others and providing food, clothing and basic necessities. Hawaii…was one where we just relaxed and enjoyed ourselves back in 2005
If you got offered a weekend in a haunted house/castle etc.. would you say yes?
absolutely! would cast all those devils out….lol
If you were a Cluedo Character, who would you be?
What’s your favorite craftroom/business supply or tool that you couldn’t live without?
my drawing tablet
Have you ever been on a blind date…. and if so.. was it fun, or a nightmare?
Who scared you most as a kid when you were being naughty.. your parents or the boogey man?
definitely my father
What do you love most about all the people you meet through your work?
their kind hearts and such great talent
Show me the drawing you think most closely resembles you physically or personality-wise
I look to you Lord represents my personality/essence of who I am
Which decade do you think had the best music?
1980s of course
Would you go cave diving with sharks?
What should be written on your gravestone when you die?
Loved much and was loved
How long does the average design/art work take from concept to final product?
depending on my pain level…from 1 to 3 days
If your parents had named you something else… what would you have picked?
I love my name “Fran-chesca” but like Isabella
Do you secretly watch WWE wrestling when no one is around?
Do you plan to grow old gracefully, or disgracefully?
Gracefully and hope I am living my life that way
If you were a classic car…. what would you be?
1955 Porsche 550 Spyder
What is your favorite piece in the whole store?
I have a few but really like happy with Tooth Fairy especially colored.
If you weren’t doing what you are doing now…. what job would you have?
Critic..food and church
How long have you been in business?
Since December 12, 2013
Who is your inspiration/muse?
life, travels, family, bible, children and granddchildren
How many people work with/for you?
Just me and 8 beautiful and wonderful DT ladies
Name your favorite cartoon?
I can do ALL things through Christ who gives me strength. Phillipians 4:13 (i take this literally and can DO all thingsJ because He teaches me)
When no one is listening…. do you sing in the shower?
I sing whether regardless of who’s listening….I love to worship so I sing all the time even in my dreams. Oddly, though, I don’t sing in the shower but pray.
Who was your first celebrity crush…and have you drawn them?
Steve Reeves. No.
If you suddenly changed careers and went to work at Disney…what character wodonuld you want to be?
well, if I went to Disney I wouldn’t be any of the characters…I would be Disney..running the whole thing! lol
What’s your favorite hobby when you want to relax?
drawing and playing games on my ipad
What’s the one song guaranteed to have you shaking your booty anytime, anyplace ..anywhere?
Create in Me A Clean Heart by Nitro Praise has a 80s beat to it
What’s your favorite horror movie?
there are not scary/horror movies to me….they are all wimpy
Which drawing/product are you the most proud of in your collection?
same as above, Tooth Fairy
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