Who are you?
Alyce from Kit and Clowder Online Colouring Classes www.kitandclowder.com
Kit & Clowder Facebook Group
Kit & Clowder Blog
Where are you?
When did you first start drawing/designing seriously
Just over two years ago when I turned Kit and Clowder from just my blog to our online colouring class website. Well, I was probably taking it still seriously before then making many many design team cards but I never dreamed that I would be doing this now with our classes 🙂
If you were getting a tattoo… what would it be?
I am so chicken! I would be like Phoebe in Friends where she went to get a tattoo and only got a dot before she pulled out hahaa! I don’t even know what I would get – a cat?
What was the first product you ever had for sale?
Our Skin and Hair class although both the content and the format has changed drastically since the launch!
Who is your inspiration/muse?
My inspiration is everyone who forms Kit and Clowder. I would not be doing this if it weren’t for all of the Clowdies that are part of our group. When I am feeling down I know that I can feel inspired and uplifted by flicking through our Facebook Group and seeing everyone’s work, and also when people post non-craft related stuff. It makes me feel excited that people like to share their lives with us and makes me want to share back.
How many people work with/for you ?
Just me 🙂 But Jon, Mr Clowdie, is my sounding board behind the scenes. I also have some really close friends that I have met since doing this that I know I can discuss about any topic/run through any idea and they 100% support me and tell me if my ideas are bad! 🙂
Name your favorite cartoon?
Oh my… everything Disney? Does Pixar count as cartoon? If we are going movie I would say Wall-e.. but if it’s cartoon tv it is Pokemon
If you suddenly changed careers and went to work at Disney…what character would you want to be?
ELSA! Or Anna! Or Belle! Or Cinderella! Or Rapunzel! Or Pin Manager!
Which decade do you think had the best music?
90s!!! Spice Girls! hahaaa!
What’s your favorite hobby when you want to relax
I like to read, sing, or play computer games with Jon 🙂
If you were reincarnated…who would you have been in a former life.
Cat – fluffy cat wanting lots of cuddles and food
When no one is listening…. do you sing in the shower?
I sing in the shower, not in the shower, and frequently get caught out by the postman.
What is your most popular item in the store/shop?
Our Skin and Hair Class
Who was your first celebrity crush…and have you drawn them?
Probably Angel from Buffy hahaa! No I haven’t drawn him hahaa!
If you got locked in an elevator for 6 hours.. who would you most like to be locked in with ?
Joss Whedon and we would talk all things Buffy/Angel/Firefly/Avengers 🙂
What’s your favorite color?
It changes all the time! I like Purple and Aqua at the moment 🙂 But I really love all colours and having bright colours around makes me feel happy 🙂
Would you go cave diving with sharks?
Uh not this question!! I am currently being persuaded into this for our Honeymoon O_O Sharks are one of my big fears and I think if I saw a Great White I would pass out in the water. I would say no but I think if I don’t say yes I won’t be getting married haha.
What was your favorite subject in school…?
English – I wanted to be a writer and I looove reading
When was your last REAL vacation and where did you go?
Disneyland! We went last year while teaching our US Retreats and it was the BEST!
If you got offered a weekend in a haunted house/castle etc.. would you say yes?
Yes but I would be so scared! hehe! It really intrigues me because I feel there are so many stories and encounters for there not to be some sort of truth?
When you get the midnight munchies… what do you grab?
I have a bad habit of getting the coffee/chai latte sachets and halving them so I can get more drinks to keep me full! So I have many many of those to try and stop me eating everything in the house. But I usually still do – biscuits and chocolate 🙁
What is your favorite piece in the whole store?
Our new Elements of Nature class – I think it is our most professional class and also flowers and nature are really forgiving for people to colour. Skin and Hair is our most popular class but the actually topic itself is much harder so I think sometimes it’s nice for people to take a break and colour some flowers for some great results 🙂 I also love our Monthly Colouring Class as I feel that it really challenges me to come up with the content and I see the best results in this class. I see people improve the quickest here as they are challenging themselves.
If you are not failing every now and again, it’s a sign you aren’t doing anything very innovative – Woody Allen
What’s your guilty pleasure ?
What job did you have BEFORE you started drawing/designing for a living?
What’s your favorite event, or holiday of the year?
Christmas – I love getting presents for people and get so excited to give them 😀 I can’t sleep on Christmas eve.
How long does the average design/art work take from concept to final product?
Our Technique Classes take about 2-3 months of straight working on them from concept, writing the material, colouring samples, filming, editing, and putting the actual classroom and graphics together. It’s a really long process! It takes longer now than when I first started as I still do our one on one feedback daily which takes a few hours, plus our monthly class, and all of the admin work. So a Technique class probably takes about 4-5 months now.
What’s the one song guaranteed to have you shaking your booty anytime, anyplace ..anywhere?
So many! I love all Taylor Swift 🙂 And anything cheesy hehe
What do you love most about all the people you meet through your work?
I love how supportive everyone is. I feel that people go out of their way to help one another and to make me feel welcome in their lives. I feel that I don’t have customers but I have friends and I’m so lucky to have met so many of our members now and know that we have a real friendship. I feel extremely lucky.