I have gotten to know so many outstanding artists and friends at our new team, and I would like to feature them one by one here at my blog. Please look for more wonderfully talented artists in months to come. The first I would like to spotlight is Kathy of http://www.vintagesnapsandscrap.etsy.com/ . Kathy has been a wonderful person to get to know, always helpful, always willing to lend a hand or an ear. She has been so easy for me to get to know and I thank her for all of her inspirations and words of advice through the months since I have met her. Here is what Kathy and I talked about for this "interview":
When did you first start making art to sell on Etsy? Sept. 2007
What has been your biggest surprise with selling and working on Etsy, either good or bad? How addicted I would get! How much time is spent on Etsy. How much time I spend in the forums…lol.
What has been the most rewarding thing you have accomplished, with your art work? (compliments, goals achieved, creations, anything goes!) Rewarding, easily my customers. I have received such heart felt notes and convos, it always touches me so much. My hope in creating a piece is that it will touch someone, or make them smile, just speak to them in some way…and when people tell me that is has, it is so rewarding.
What art technique have you learned in your endeavors, and are most proud of? I recently took an art journaling class online, thanks Pam. And I love the fact that I am using those techniques in my collage work. I felt I was getting a bit set in my ways in my style and I am so glad I decided to incorporate new techniques.
What techniques would you like to learn more about in the future? I would love to learn more about fabric collage, I bought the sewing machine and so far I have only played… I want to use more fabric in collage.
What are your strengths / weaknesses? Strengths- treating my customers well, getting packages out quickly, very organized in doing that, the feedback, all of it. Weakness- Promoting my work. I would love to submit my art more often and try to get my art in local shops/galleries. This is very hard for me to do!
What would you like to see accomplished with the new Melange team? This team was born from a forum thread of mixed media artists. We have had this amazing group for so long, and have new people coming in which is great. It is never negative; we all get along so well and truly enjoy each other. I KNOW this team will be just like that thread. I want Melange to be a strong, positive team.
Please visit Kathy's Etsy shop at http://www.vintagesnapsandscrap.etsy.com/ and also be sure to search "Melange Team" at Etsy for many more talented Mixed media and collage artists!