Today we’d like to introduce you to Brittany Earle.
Brittany is an artist born and raised in Dallas, TX. Her love of art began in junior high with watercolors and sculptures. Her appreciation of art progressed with acrylic and oil paintings during High School. She went on to college to study Art Education, Literature, and Foreign Languages. She recently moved back to Dallas after living in Huntsville, AL and Nashville, TN for a few years during her college years; shot out to her HBCU fam Oakwood University, Alabama A&M, and Tennessee State University. She is the owner and lead artist of Britts Artistry, a company that satisfies your senses of Art through Edible Art, Paintings, and Upcycles.
Britts Artistry started in 2011, with paintings and furniture upcycle being the primary focus, all while still working a full-time job. In 2013, after a family “Cupcake Wars” style contest, Brittany fell in love with her new art medium, food. Although she did lose the contest to her sister in law, Sharnell, who works with Brittany and is one half of the Britts Artistry Extras team, she added Edible Art to the business.
In 2015, after a successful career in dental practice management and consulting, Brittany decided to focus on her business full time. The Edible Art has catapulted her brand and became a platform for clients to be introduced to Painting With Britt, a private paint party experience, and Upcycles, where Brittany repurposes furniture pieces and accessories with unique fabrics and finishes.
Brittany and her partner Eduardo have 2 girls, age 10 and 13, and 4 dogs. In her spare time, if there is any, she enjoys spending her time with family, watching Frasier, and going antiquing. The support and encouragement from her parents, siblings, significant other, and close friends has been a staple in her business and she attributes most of her success to them.
Her goal for 2018 is to paint more, be it commissioned art pieces, hosting more Painting With Britt parties, and offering more art programs for youth and seniors. She has been partnering with other businesses, networking with other artists, and draws inspiration from the women’s empowerment movement, so this year is off to a great start!
Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
It may seem smooth on social media but it’s definitely a challenge when it comes to staying busy. When I want to go on vacation or take days off, I have to juggle with missing a potential lead or spending time with my family/friends. If I don’t work, I don’t make money. So I have learned to be more proactive in my scheduling so that I can allow for personal time.
Please tell us about Britts Artistry.
I’m an artist, so most of what I do is centered around art! My medium is food, paint, and furniture. I create edible art. From Custom cakes and cupcakes to other desserts like cake pops and cookies. I paint, which is my first love. I create commissioned pieces and instruct private paint parties. Another aspect of my brand is upcycling. I refurbish furniture pieces with new fabrics and paint finishes,
I am known for my cakes because that’s the majority of the business, for now. It has catapulted my brand.
What I’m most proud of is that I have a few avenues of interest so that I do get burnt out in one lane. I think that’s what sets me apart too, the fact that I offer so much more. My unofficial motto or tagline is “Satisfy your senses through ART, by Britts Artistry”.
If you had to go back in time and start over, would you have done anything differently?
The business started as a hobby so I did it more because it’s what I love. So I didn’t take into account the financial and structural aspects of running a business. Like dissecting what it cost to make each item I sell and making sure the price point was fair or having a schedule to manage my time, or even managing my inventory. Trial and error has been my way of learning. My brother has been a tremendous help when it came to setting up my business plan and getting my books in order.
- Cakes, on average start at $4 a serving.
- Cupcakes start at $30 a dozen
- Painting With Britt starts at $35 per person
- Address: 3535 Marvin D Love Fwy Dallas, TX 75224
- Website: BrittsArtistry.com
- Phone: 214-502-0534
- Email: brittsArtistry.firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: @Britts_Artistry
- Facebook: Britts Artistry
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