Can you sum yourself up in 3 sentences? Give it a go!
Nothing makes me happier then getting into my own zone and being creative with different sorts of projects. I love trying new things and I hope you enjoy my creations as much as I love doing them. All the items in my etsy shop are handcrafted pieces of art, so no two items are identical, but that’s the beauty of it.
Tell us about what you sell:
I specialize in designing an assortment of gorgeous and unique alcohol ink products. You will find a very colorful variety of coasters, tiles, framed art, motivational and inspirational art pieces, as well as upcycled and repurposed jewelry. I am also in the process of adding a new line of trendy magnets. As time progresses I continue to branch out on new adventures in order to create fresh and new products.
What is your favorite thing about creating?
COLOR COLOR COLOR!! When I sit down to create I never know how it’s going to end up. There are over 40 different colors in my creation box that I work with. Recently I have added several more colors; sometimes the colors alone can be overwhelming before I even start the project. But its the mystery of not knowing how it’s going to turn out that is the most fun. Currently I am a stay at home mom for my two beautiful daughters. (Ages 5 years and 15 months.) So what I call my “ME” time usually comes at night once my kids are in bed. That is when I am able to get in a “creative zone” and make my art. Luckily I have a work bench in our garage that has now been devoted to being my creative craft cave. Another part of creating that I enjoy is the learning opportunities that are presented. It’s always a high when you receive feedback from sellers and buyers.
Where do you find your inspiration?
Crafting and creating has always been a big part of who I am, and is something that I am passing along to my children. I grew up in a house with a mom that is very talented and always had some craft project going on. Matter of fact it is still that way, the only difference is now we can create together and bounce ideas off one another. It has become a real bonding time for not only my mom and I, but my daughter and I as well. She is always asking when she gets to head out to the craft cave to do some art. Another huge inspiration to my creativity is my emotions. I have to be in a carefree relaxing state of mind in order to properly create something that I love. Many times I will sit down to start a piece of art, then when I step back and view it I think of it as just OK. With a little more color and love being poured in it, it usually ends up being one of my favorite pieces of art.
Do you have any advice for other sellers?
Creations of any sort come from the heart and have meaning behind them for each and every individual. You must have confidence in yourself and in the products you are selling. In order to make it worthwhile you have to believe in yourself. The first craft fair I did was very intimidating, but it was also a great learning experience. There was a blind vision on my part that I could hide in the corner and magically sell my art. But as many of you know that is far from how it works. It forced me to communicate with buyers as well as various sellers in order to get my products out there. When I began to see results there was a confidence about me that I wanted to share with the world. If you are able to connect yourself with craft fairs and galleries it’s something I would highly recommend to any artisan. Secondly, go into selling with realistic expectations. Most etsy sellers aren’t able to throw some items together, take a few pictures and make money. It takes patience and realistic goals. Success is not going to happen overnight.
Do you have a coupon code for us?
When visiting my shop please us coupon code BLOG15 in checkout to receive 15% off your purchase.