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Artist Spotlight: Pascale Toussaint

Pascale Toussaint is going to be at The Handmade Market for the first time this Saturday! We are excited to see her prints from her beautiful linocuts and screenprints!

Did you have another career or vocation before art+design? Although I always wanted to be an artist as long as I can remember, life had other plans so I studied Physical Therapy in the Congo and in the US went back to school and studied Psychology. I have worked in the medical field and for the past 14 years I have worked in Higher Education first in New York and now in a University in Raleigh. I work in administration with lots of paperwork but I do enjoy my work. This pays the bills but if I could I would be an artist full time. I am an avid reader of the “Quit your day Job” feature in Etsy and dream of the day I would also quit or retire from my day job.

If you were going to start all over, what would you do differently? I would start my art career early, and instead of Psychology, go to Art school. I have always been afraid of not making it and look for the sure thing but creating art is in me. But overall I am happy to have finally gotten back to creating; it has taken a long time but as they say better late than never.

What three words best describe your style? Natural, honest, brave.

Please give a warm Handmade Market welcome to Pascale on Saturday, May 4th and pick up some of her goods!

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