Written by: Kaitlyn
For each Crybaby Subscription Box, we think that it’s very important to highlight the makers and the movers that made each box happen. (There are still a few limited edition self-care boxes left, and will go back on sale when the shop reopens in the new year!) The purpose of the box is to spread support and love while also supporting creatives and their endeavors. These are their stories.
Randi Pace, is a great burst of energy and pop-culture queen. The second I laid eyes on her work, not only did I know immediately that I wanted to collaborate with her, but I also had a Step-Brothers "Did we just become best friends?" moment.
Randi creates different paper products and art works featuring her favorite pop-culture shows including Parks and Recreation and Broad City.
She discovered The Crybaby Club in one of those Instagram holes we all find ourselves in when we go on a search for new accounts to follow.
Randi identifies with the modern pressures of being a girl growing up in this society:
"Growing up, girls are socialized to be likeable, polite, never rude, and to absolutely never make a fuss," Randi said. "I'm still actively trying to shake those habits."
Randi emphasized that sharing our emotions, don't make women (or men) "hysterical" in any way and that "staying strong" can mean to express your emotions.
What She Created:
Titus Andromedon Wrapping Paper
What Makes Her Cry:
Cute animal videos and when President Bartlet gave Charlie his family's carving knife made by Paul Revere in an episode of the West Wing.
Her Message to Fellow Crybabies:
For me (and I'm sure many others) motivation can be hard to come by sometimes. I work full time and I like to go out on the weekends so when I come home from work I just wanna veg on the couch and watch tv. I started painting again in March of 2015, it all started when I wanted to paint a portrait of Bea Arthur, who played Dorothy Zbornak from Golden Girls. I grew up watching reruns with my stepmom and just fell in love with the show. Then I made a portrait of Rachael Leigh Cook as Laney Boggs from the movie She's All That for my friend's birthday because she was his first crush. And then another friend requested two Liz Lemon paintings for her bathroom and then things snowballed and turned into my Etsy shop. What I'm trying to say is, you might not have a clear direction of where you're going with your ideas at first but what worked for me is just sitting down to create and seeing where those creations take me.