Monday, 24 May 2010

This is... Koloud ‘Kay’ Tarapolsi

aka A Crafty Arab

Favourite colour?

Purple – in fact, my house is painted lavender

nifty: A woman after my own heart - even my hair is vaguely purple!

Urdu card

Favourite smell?

My baby’s neck

Favourite place?

My studio with the music blaring

Favourite sound?

Giggles from my three girls

Sarcastic cards from Kay's second shop, UnderYourBreath

Favourite way to spend your time?

Watching a movie in a theater

Favourite item in your shop of all time?

Talking Camel Card


The Arabic writing is from an old economics book that belonged to my dear baba (dad in Arabic). I love that I’m taking a part of him and sharing it with the rest of the world. He was a teacher before retiring and it just makes my heart sing to use an element of his culture and language in my artwork.

Farsi card

Favourite shop that isn’t yours?

Portable Graffiti

At the time of writing, PortableGraffiti has around 1500 button badges for sale!


I love her passion for Zibbet and always promoting it. She is so involved in helping other sellers and always posting and selling. As a mom of two, she finds time for her work and has such a passion for it.

What has been the most useful lesson you’ve learnt so far that you’d like to pass on to our readers?

Connect with your community! Get to know your fellow artists, promote their shop on Twitter (by using #zibbetlove), visit their shops, buy from them, give them pointers to improve their wording, photos, bios, etc. If you see someone stumble, lend a hand to pick them up. We can all succeed if we help each other!

Zibbet shops:
Main Website (that lists my storytelling gigs and classes)"

Great advice - and I think I see a new button for PortableGraffiti here...
"If you see someone stumble, lend a hand to pick them up"


Portable Graffiti said...

Makes my morning to know my shop is your favorite. Perhaps I need to make some Zibbet buttons in Arabic. Can you show me how to do that?

Nice interview Kay.


Vicki said...

Congrats on a great interview Kay! Best wishes for much success! Vicki

Barbra said...

Wonderful to learn more about fellow Zibbeters!

Barbra said...

Wonderful to learn more about fellow Zibbeters!