Go check out her shop at: http://www.etsy.com/shop/3princessesengraving
1. Tell us a bit about yourself - name, location, affiliations, personal stuff (well, not too personal)
|Butterfly Wall Art with backing|
2.Apart from creating things, what do you do?
Really, I'm at home with the girls doing mommy things. I love it though. Other than that, I am a geek who loves cheesy 80's movies and to play videogames.
3. What first made you want to become an artist?
My husband had the idea to start the business. And I loved the idea and we invested in the engraver and haven't looked back. I've always loved creating. I also sketch, and paint. My family had always worked with wood (grandfather made furniture and my grandmother carved wood) so I like to think it's in my blood.
4. Please describe your creative process how, when, materials, etc.
First I get the idea and draw it out. Then I move to the computer where I create the graphic. Then I put the design through the engraver. Then the machine engraves the image or cuts the material. Then depending on the product(wood pendnat or MDF) I either need to sand and polish or I need to paint and glue.
5. What handmade possession do you most cherish?
Hard to choose.. so I'll have to pick two: I love the girls baby books; and, I also have a pendant that I made that has the girls names engraved on the back that I love too.
|Engraved blue stone pendant|
6.Name your top five books
I actually don't read that much (well I read a lot of blogs LOL). I actually found the articles,textbooks and books in University were the best I've read. I love bending my head around concepts science related or theoretical. To me, it's not reading unless your mind just felt like it had a workout.
Between facts and norms
The Law of peoples
A Theory of Justice
The Wizard of quarks
I'll say bands/musicians
Stone temple Pilots
Black eyed peas
|LazrInk'd Pet Portraits|
10. What are your favorite features on Etsy? What new features would you like to see?
I love the activity feed! I love being able to see what's going on. I can't really think of anything to improve LOL. I love the direction Etsy is taking though. I love how I can link shop stuff to networking sites and the social elements of Etsy.
11. How do you promote your work?