What is your craft?
My main craft is Photography Art. I melt into nature and every day life so to speak. I really love capturing things that make me feel good and want to share that with others. I dabble in other crafts too because I love different venues of creativity and I can't help myself. Making jewelry started out as an outlet to unwind my day but I have really enjoy taking vintage items and upcycling them to make something new instead of it being forgotten and thrown away. I also make candles and love to make baby blankets.
What does your workspace look like?
My workspace is under construction at the moment so I don't have a picture but with my photography I consider every area around me as my workspace. I am very picky about having a place for everything though so that is my project this summer to reinvent my workspace area. I have all my photography printed through a Professional Photo Lab.
("Ladybug's Journey" click on pic for source)
Explain your creative process.
I have ideas popping up in my mind all day long. I have to write them down so I can go back to it when I am ready to create it. All my photos are spontaneous. That's my best work. I can't think about it too much or it doesn't turn out.
How did you become an photographer?
I've always had the "Art" part of it ever since I can remember. But it wasn't until I was old enough to buy my own camera that I started producing Photography Art and getting older brought appreciation. Having my family opened my heart and eyes to this colorful and wonderful world and life that I want to capture. Sounds so deep and dramatic but it's the only way I can explain it:)
("Thru The Trees" Click on pic for source)
What skills (any skills, not just crafty ones) do you wish you knew more about?
I wish I had the skill to slow the day down and balance everything better. I also would love to learn to knit or crochet:)I want to make beautiful blankets and baby booties.
What is (or is there) a favorite snack/meal to eat while/before/after photo shoots?
I like to eat soybutter on a spoon and alot of times I make chocolate/fruit smoothies.
What is the best piece of advice you have been given (or have) for successful selling and marketing online?
There is too many to list but I guess the one that sticks out the most is to not sit idle for too long and don't give up. Whether its creating, organizing, brainstorming new ideas or networking online. Keep busy with what you love and good things will come. It doesn't happen overnight for most of us. It takes alot of hard work, time and patience.
("Desolate" Click on pic for source)
What are your favorite things about selling on etsy/artfire/zibbet ect?
At this time I only sell on Etsy. I love the feel of Etsy. It is right up my alley. I have always loved handmade items and Wow! it's amazing what is created there. I prefer to buy there more than retail stores. It just feels good and the people I meet are so wonderful. I have learned so much and continue to each day.
("Upcycled Vintage White and Turquoise Dangle Earrings" Click on pic for source)
What do you hate about selling on etsy/artfire/zibbet ect?
I guess I would have to say there is too much drama at times in the forums. I am not much for that and of course I dislike it when there is 0 in my conversation box LOL. I get excited to hear from anyone on Etsy:)
What are your goals for your shop in 2010?
Too create, organize, list, and sell MORE!
("Perched Butterfly" Click on pic for source)
What is the item you love the best in your shop?
My favorite items are the pictures of children.
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