Well, it’s been a while since our last interview…and to be quite frank, this could have been up sooner, but the time monster has ravaged my life…leaving me quite tired by the end of my “real-job” work shifts…but excuses are pointless.
So make like this little cutie, grab a chair, and read on!!
(There’s a mirror on the other side!!!! )
I can’t even begin to express how excited I am to introduce (or in some cases, re-introduce) you to Tali. I believe I came across her because she was a featured etsy seller back in September…and it was love at first sight. I fell head over heels with everything about her style…which probably means I am in love with her, period. Now before I say anything else about Tali, I want to make clear that she holds 2 separate etsy shops. The first one is called Tushtush, which houses all of her realistic style art work and her second shop is called Tosya, which houses her illustration and drawings. I think it was Tosya that I visited first…floored, googly eyed, and mouth on my keyboard. I LOVE BLACK AND WHITE DOODLES. I also happen to love color, and ingenious color usage, which Tali embodies perfectly. I then hopped over to Tushtush (which I was drawn to by the name itself) and was even more stunned to see that not only can this lovely lady draw and illustrate like no other, she can full on paint like she took a picture of you and added cool effects to it in photoshop. Basically, I was beyond impressed and enamored by her work, and I am excited to share her interview with you today!
1. Who are you/tell us a bit about yourself?
My name is Tali Yalonetzki, I am 30 years old.
I live in Tel Aviv, Israel. I I finished my studies in Bezalel Academy of Arts & Design 4 years ago, Since then I am working as an independent
Illustrator, spending most of my time in working for both shops I have in Etsy, Tushtush and Tosia (Tosya).
2. What are some of your favorite things to do?
My favorite things to do are walking out side in the city when it is sunny, dancing, drawing, and photographing.
3. How would you describe your artistic style?
My art style splits to two categories, that’s why I made two different shops, the first one is more realist paintings based on photographs, trying to capture passing moments that I find amazing (Tosya).
The other style I have is more light, with some humor, naive, which I draw in all kind of techniques (Tushtush).
4. What kinds of things do you make and sell?
I am drawing new materials almost every day, so a big parts of my shops are original paintings and drawings, in addition to that I have a lot of prints of my original drawing on canvas, paper, magnets and small mirrors.
5. If you had to be trapped in a book, which one would it be and why?
I would like to be trapped inside Unfold/Enfold by Kvĕta Pacovská, I think this book is absolutely magical, I would be happy to travel around and talk with the characters, there isn’t any narrative in the book, I would just wonder around and be happy.
6. Where did the inspiration for your shop name, Tosya and Tush Tush, come from?
Tosia is my name, this is how family members and friends call me, Tushtush is a name I heard when I was little in the television, he sounds cute and catchy so thats why I chose it.
7. What drew you to creating?
Things that inspire me to create is the light, music, the different people, I find inspiration all most in everything, I wake up every morning with the will to draw and to make as much as I can
8. Do you have any other job aside from your awesome shops?
I am illustrating for a children magazine, I sometimes photograph people and make all kinds of small projects, most of my work are my two shops.
9. What’s sitting on your desk right now?
Tons of photographs that give me inspiration to draw new stuff
10. What’s on your week’s to-do list?
I am going to travel to Canada for 10 months very soon, it is going to be something very adventurous…
11. What words of wisdom could would you give to aspiring creatives wanting to take that next step
I guess the most important thing is not to wait for anything and to start to create, it is hard, but when you start you discover new things and something new is born.
Much thanks to Tali for being so timely in getting back to me!! You are incredible and lovely in many ways. I can’t even begin to express how much your work resonates with every inch of my being… Thanks so much for your time! I know it’s valuable!! <3<3
And thanks for reading everyone, have a great nights!!