Another Thursday - Another Giveaway!
This weeks giveaway is from Kaw! Studios who is giving away a $50 shopping spree!
Read ahead to learn more about this talented student and animal lover, and see how to enter for your chance to win! This giveaway is open for WORLDWIDE participation!
When did you start getting into crafting, and what did you start with?
I've been into art & crafts for as long as I can remember. As a child I would draw a lot with everything, all over the place. It only continued as I got older.
Do you work outside of your Etsy shop? How do you find time for both?
I do. Outside of etsy I go to school, and work as a dog walker and pet sitter. My work schedule is busy but flexible, and so I work on my etsy shop when I can.
How did you learn about Etsy?
It was such a long time ago - but I think I learned about it through other artists who were setting up shops.
When did you start your shop?
I technically opened up my shop a few years ago, however I have only been seriously working on my shop since last year.
Where does your inspiration for your items come from?
Nature is by far my biggest inspiration :)
Is there a certain item with a story behind it?
Just about all of my portrait ACEOs are from a challenge where I created 29 faces throughout the month of February! It was a fun challenge, and I would love to try another daily challenge again some time.
Do you have advice for any shops just starting?
Do your research, and come prepared! There is a ton of valuable information on the web about setting up your shop and all of it is incredibly helpful. Learn about product photography, SEO, shipping, and customer service. However, that doesn't necessarily mean that you have to follow all of the rules - be sure to be yourself and make your own path - one that works for you.
Do you have a Facebook fan page? Blog?
Fun Questions to Get to Know You:
What is the furthest place you have traveled?
Unfortunately, I have never traveled outside of North America. Living in Florida, and on the East Coast for all of my life - the furthest I have traveled has been California. I'd love to see more of the West Coast, and perhaps live there some day!
Which bad habits of other people drive you crazy?
I have a friend who is ALWAYS late. It makes me so crazy! We go a lot of places together and I hate being late. I try really hard to be punctual, and it's frustrating when I am on time but I have to wait around for someone else.
Do you have any pets? If so what are their names?
Oh yes. I have 5. I have 3 dogs, a husky/eskimo (huskimo) mix named Sasha, 2 chihuahuas - named Antonio and Gizmo, a brown tabby cat named Jake, and a mali uromastyx lizard named Zeppelin.
What is your favorite food?
Right now I am completely enamored with Florida mangos! It's hard to choose a favorite food though, there is so much good stuff out there.
* What You Can Win *
Winner will receive a $50 Shopping spree!
This amount could stretch pretty far because my prices start as low as $2.40 for some of my up-cycled tags!
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