Literary prints for Kindred Spirits
Hello! My name is Jenny Williams and I’m the artist and owner of Carrot Top Paper Shop. I’m so pleased you are here.
The idea that inspired Carrot Top Paper Shop is near and dear to my heart.
It began when I was pregnant with our daughter, scouring the internet for cute, literary-themed artwork for her nursery— and I couldn’t find what I was looking for anywhere!
When I found out we were having a little girl, one of the things I most looked forward to was sharing my love of reading with her. I wanted her to have artwork in her room that would inspire curiosity about, and admiration for, the strong literary heroines I love so dearly.
Since I couldn’t purchase what I wanted, I decided to take matters into my own hands, and I created my first literary heroine banner.
I wasn’t planning on starting my own business at that point, but after receiving feedback from friends and family, I realized there were other moms out there looking for the same thing, and I wanted to give them exactly what I had been looking for.
A few months later, after many long days of working through my baby’s nap times, I released my very first product line of five literary heroine prints, and five bookish quote prints.
I’ve always dreamed of a job that didn’t feel like a job, and creating literary artwork for fellow bibliophiles is definitely it.
I absolutely love connecting with fellow literary-fans and kindred spirits. I am quick to tell inquiring minds that I have the kindest customers a girl could ask for. I love talking about your favorite books, and getting your excellent feedback on future products! (Follow @carrottoppapershop on instagram to join the party.)
I have worked on Capitol Hill and in the corporate world, but making literary-themed art work for you, and being the mom to my baby girl, is by far my favorite job.
My hope is that my shop has exactly what you need to brighten your daughter’s room, classroom, your book space, or boring office cubicle. Carrot Top Paper Shop has designs for kindred spirits of all ages. And as Anne Shirley says, kindred spirits aren’t as scarce as I used to think. :)
A note about my process:
I illustrate all of my heroines and quotes by hand in my tiny, sunny, home studio and make them beautiful with rich Pan Pastels (and a little colored pencil). I use a local business here in Oklahoma for printing all of my art prints and bookmarks, to ensure optimal quality for long-lasting usage.
My next product line will be launching in October, 2017! Carrot Top Paper Shop is named after everyone’s favorite red head, Anne Shirley.