Thanks so much for featuring me on this wonderful blog! I am so happy to be part of this team! Because I can't type, my Sister (Sewmelody) is going to help me out with answering your questions.
-how long have you been doing your craft/art?
I have always loved making pretty things but until a few months ago, did not have a craft that I could really call my own. Because of my disabilities I was limited to tasks that involve one hand...and that eliminates most serious crafting projects. But unknown to me, my family members were brainstorming to come up with a way to let my creativity shine. As a birthday present this year, they presented me with the materials I would need to start a recycled crayon shop on Etsy!
Since then, I have been having so much fun designing beautiful crayons!-what inspires you?The thing that inspires me most is the crayons themselves. I just love working with them and with all of the beautiful colors. It's so much fun to break them up and arrange them into entirely new little works of art.
-what is your favorite food?I'm not hard to please! Spaghetti is my favorite main dish with a helping of cherry vanilla ice cream for dessert!
-what are some of your etsy goals?My primary goal on Etsy is to have a lot of fun making crayons and to hopefully make a little money at the same time.-do you have any favorite etsy artists?I don't spend a lot of time exploring on Etsy because I don't have my own computer so I don't actually know many artists here yet. That means that my favorite Etsy artist has to be my Sister, Sewmelody (www.sewmelody.etsy.com)! Now, what kind of sister would I be if I didn't say that! I do own one of her soft throw-sized blankets in all lavender:).
-what's your favorite thing to do or place to go?I really like to go the mall. I enjoy window shopping and picking up little things from my favorite stores. There's a lot of room for me to use the higher speeds on my metallic-pink wheelchair (sshhhh....don't tell!) and have a treat or a hot pretzel!
what is something you would like to share with your teammates?-When I break the single crayons down to make them ready to redesign, they are always flying everywhere! My family jokes that they are going to make me a T-shirt that says, "Breaks and Throws Crayons!" I am also getting ready to do my first craft show with my sister and am very excited! I wish you could see the hundreds and hundreds of crayons I get to work with. It's an ocean of color!
thank you beth and melody! we are so happy to have you on our team! many blessings!