Artist Spotlight: Beth Spencer

Written by: Kaitlyn

For each Crybaby Subscription Box, we think that it's very important to highlight the makers and the movers that make each box happen. The next and fourth subscription box is a self-care theme and will become available for pre-order in late November (so keep your eyes open!). The purpose of our Crybaby Subscription Box is to spread support and love, while also supporting creatives and their endeavors. These are their stories. 

Today's story comes from Beth Spencer, the owner of Beth Spencer Designs out of Memphis, Tennessee. 

Beth first found The Crybaby Club a few months ago and because she admired our message, she wanted to work with us on our subscription box. Beth particularly is passionate about embracing ourselves and our emotions:

"If we pretend to be something we’re not, we’ll make choices that won’t make us happy," Beth said. "Embrace your emotions and you’ll get to know yourself and harness your full potential in every capacity."

Beth harnesses her potential through her art as well as volunteering with animals, especially cats, which shines through her artwork and ultimately inspired the button she created for our box. Beth talked about the frustration of working with cats and watching only kittens being adopted day in and day out. 

"I cry out of frustration, sadness, and anger at people coming in droves to adopt kittens, overlooking the amazing adult cats who wait patiently for homes," Beth said. She talked about the importance of balancing and embracing all of her emotions, including those during difficult times.

"I happy cry all the time when a kitty I love gets adopted, so it's a somewhat of a balancing act," Beth said. 

As far as her creative life, Beth's "Cat Lady Til' I Die" shirt was recently chosen as the Cotton Bureau favorite and is available online. Beth is beyond excited about this opportunity because "That’s my favorite t-shirt website on the planet, and many of my heroes have designs featured there," Beth said. 

 

Crybaby Bio: 

What She Created: 

"Self Care Rules" cat button

What Makes Her Cry: 

Volunteering with animals

Her Message to Fellow Crybabies: 

 Crying is like a refresh for our brains, so let the tears flow and then take on what’s challenging you! 

 

 

You can find Beth online on her Instagram and Etsy shop