Cori Dantini talks etsy success and licensing

Part 1

Today’s interviews is with one of my all time favorite people, Cori Dantini. She is absolutely hilarious. You will see in this interview that she is a Smart Creative Woman. She runs a super busy etsy shop, successfully exhibits her art at art fairs and now is having her art licensed on products. I broke this interview into 2 parts, each less than 20 minutes so you would be able to watch them both without missing a thing. Leave her a comment and tell us what you think!

Part 2

Cori’s art can be found on greeting cards as well as bedding and shower curtains over at Deny Designs!  Ms. Dantini also recently debuted a fabric collection with Blend Fabrics. She was nice enough to offer a discount code over at her etsy shop for us! How nice is that??! Pick out some of her darling art that you would like and mention the code 25offSCW2012 for 25% off! What a sweetheart! Cori is certainly one to watch!

Part 1


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  • http://nelliewindmill.com Katherine Herriman

    Fantastic interview, Monica. You guys crack me up. It’s really a bit of an unconventional take-home message – make outstanding art and a lot of it, ignore everything else as much as you can and opportunities will come to you! I better get painting :P

  • http://www.coridantinimakes.blogspot.com cori dantin

    HA! katherine you are SO right… i was just talking with monica, and i said “i don’t know if i said anything helpful.” i suppose in hindsight, i would say be brave and make stuff. open every door, and perhaps walk in the room. put your work out into the world… see what will happen. because you just never know where the road might take you!

  • http://www.etsy.com/shop/SmirkingGoddess Suzanne Urban

    Lot’s of fun hearing from artists from various parts of the country. Love Cori’s style too!

  • http://www.fernandsprout.blogspot.com Mandy Yocom

    What a delightful interview! I love the part where you talk about people crying when they see your art. I remember doing that the first time I saw your work. Hope I didn’t make you feel too awkward. :) I can’t wait to hear about your big collaboration! And FABRIC! Finally! Cori, your talent is supernatural. ?????? you!

  • http://www.fernandsprout.blogspot.com Mandy Yocom

    <3<3<3<3<3<3 you!

  • http://smartcreativewomen.com/ Monica Lee

    oh I am so glad you all didn’t think I was crazy laughing so much but I just get such a kick out of Cori!

    • http://www.coridantinimakes.blogspot.com cori dantini

      and i you monica!
      you are a true delight.
      thank you for being my friend.

  • http://www.wingedwriter.blogspot.com Catherine Denton

    This was fantastic! I loved your laughter, felt like hanging out with friends. And everything was so inspiring! I needed to hear it today. Thank you both!!
    Catherine Denton

  • http://monkeypants.com Andrew Parker

    Cori is rockin!!! You Rule!!! Can you do a painting for me of a man washing an old lady’s feet? That would be sweet!!!

  • http://monkeypants.com Andrew Parker

    Cori you know I think you are awesome. :)

  • http://jessielilac.blogspot.com Jess

    I really enjoyed this, thanks so much for sharing it here. Cori is as lovely as her paintings and it’s so good to see and hear the artist behind them! :o)
    Jess xx

  • http://www.jennerayburn.com Jenne Rayburn

    I REALLY enjoyed this personal, relaxed interview (as did my husband Josh), tea in hand. Afterwards he asked if he should go to the grocery store more often – would that be a help to me… I am, as always, so very proud of you Cori! And Monica – this new venture is fantastic for you. I will be an avid follower!

  • Monica Lee

    Yes, I say for the sake of creativity on the planet…husbands should grocery shop more!

  • http://www.monicaleestudios.com/ Monica Lee

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  • Elizabeth Aviles

    So beautiful! <3 

  • http://www.LauraZarrin.com Laura Zarrin

    Great interview! I absolutely love Cori and her art. Really fun to finally ‘meet’ her. Thank you!

  • http://juliettecrane.com juliette crane

    so very exciting and inspiring! thank you for sharing…always loving your artwork, cori :)

    -juliette

    • Monica Lee

      Juliette! Isn’t Cori just the cutest? And savvy too! Thanks for watching!

  • http://www.siobhanjordan.com Siobhan Jordan

    LOVE LOVE LOVE this interview – I found your cards in a tiny garden centre in the middle of no-where in Ireland and fell in love! So nice to hear your story. Very inspiring :-)

    • Monica Lee

      Oh! That is so fun and so nice-every artist loves a story like that!

  • https://www.facebook.com/sherrydoleart Sherry Dole

    Thanks so very much for this wonderful interview! Yall have inspired me in so many ways, especially to update my Etsy shop!

  • http://www.labergedesign.com Mary Lou LaBerge

    WOW! I am at a loss for words. Cori is so charming. I’m inspired to keep on creating.

    Thank you Monica for your wonderful interviews.

    Mary Lou LaBerge

  • Elizabeth Aviles

    Oh my goodness!

    Cori Dantini just rocks! She is an amazing artist and human being and it shows throughout her art work! ; ) I wish her the best! I have her Kleenex boxes with her unique and beautiful art owls! I LOVE owls! I just love her style and creativity in everything she has done. Her line is PURELY AMAZING!!!!!

    Thank you for sharing her with us Monica Lee! You also are an amazing lady! ; ) Blessings to you too!

    <3
    Elizabeth Aviles

  • Diane Duda

    Well now I love Cori even more than I already did! Great interview. I am so happy for her success. :)

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