Below you will find her interview:
1. What is the first memory of crafting that you can recall?
Well, I can remember back to arts and crafts in pre-school. My very, very first drawing ever was a single brown crayon line streaking across a blank sheet of paper. Thats it. Just a brown line. I think I was boycotting structured arts and crafts! I then remember my next attempt at drawing, and, although I can't quite remember what it is I drew, I do remember my aunt (who is an artist herself) telling my mom that she needs to put me in as many art classes as she can. She did, and here I am now, an architect who is also a photographer and graphic designer! And I still have that drawing of the single brown crayon stroke.
2. What do you specialize in?
3. What made you decide to open up a shop on Etsy?
I had just started to re-fall in love with photography, I had lost touch with it once I was out of college and had a 'real' job. I would show people my work, and would always get the same response, 'You should sell that!' So, I started to look for a place to sell my work as a side activity. A couple of people who work at my office are Etsy sellers themselves, and they suggested I open up a shop there, too. I checked it out, and it seemed like a fun, supportive, stress-free environment to not only sell my work, but to network with other artists and people who share common passions, and to meet people who can introduce me to other forms of art as well.
4. What are your hopes for the future?
5. What are some of your favorite past times?
6. Try to sum up your workspace in as few words as possible.
My shop is a collection of fun, interesting, beautiful, inspiring creations, with enough variety for everyone to find something that they enjoy!
How do you feel about custom orders?
How did you choose your shop name?
Well, the first part is obviously my first name, followed by my maiden name, and I chose to use the word design rather than 'photography' or 'graphics', because I don't label myself as an architect (even though that's my formal training!) or a photographer, or a graphic designer. I call myself a designer, because thats what I do. I design.Is there anything else you would like to add?
I would like to also add that a portion of my sales of animal prints will be donated to benefit no-kill animal shelters.
How can people get in contact with you?
Thank you so much for taking the time to read this feature. Feel free to visit Erin's Etsy Shop today for great fine art photography.
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