I'm so excited to share my recent interview with Renee from Grace365, her Etsy shop of inspiring prints. The Michigan-based artist creates everything from lyrical prints to quotation prints and even offers custom prints! Read on for Renee's inspirations and her top tips for shopping online! xoxo
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Grace365 offers uplifting Christian prints with encouraging messages. I was blessed with a passion for design and the talent to back it up. Grace365 is a way to meld together two of my greatest passions: my faith and design.
Your shop features so many inspiring finds. What inspires you the most?
My faith. Christian music. Scripture. Typography.
What are your top tips for shopping online and finding great deals?
1. Know what you are looking for. If it doesn't exist, see if someone (or YOU) can make it.
2. If I am shopping at a bigger store/chain, I always do a quick Google search to see if I can find any coupon codes. There is likely one out there, even if it is just for a few dollars off.
What are some little decorating tips that people can use to incorporate more art into their home decor?
In several areas of my home, instead of hanging one photo or piece of art, I've created gallery walls or even just small clusters. I like to mix and match personal photos with quirky or inspiring artwork, mirrors and pretty much anything that can hang! Little decor clusters work on tables and shelves as well. A unique vase, a quirky knickknack and a frame with an encouraging word -- the key is mixing items that vary in size.
The Dance a Little, Laugh a Little, Hope a Little More print was inspired by For King & Country's song "Without You." There was very personal meaning behind the lyrics for the band, but even without knowing the background, I think the lyrics can speak to anyone. It's a great reminder to always dig a little deeper in your relationships. Take the time to enjoy the simple things with the people who matter most. Don't get too caught up in work and the things that need to be done, but rather, focus on the things that truly matter in life.