*Where are you from? Tell us a bit about yourself.I am currently living in Connecticut and am a children's book author studying to be an illustrator at the Rhode Island School of Design. I love to dabble in all art forms., from fine art to making jewelry; quilting; and paper crafting.
*How did you decide on your shop name? Why did you start your business?I started my Etsy shop as a place to start selling my fine art prints, but had so much fun filling out my shop with jewelry and other crafts, I will probably end up focusing more on the “gifts” than the “fine arts” part! I do still devote a lot of time to painting and drawing, but those are generally long projects from start to finish. I like to have smaller projects that I can complete in short amounts of time. It refreshes me and helps me get through a longer project.
*What are 5 things you want people to think when they see your product?“ooooohhhhh”, “WOW!” “Cute!” and anything synonymous with those words.
*What’s your supply addiction; is there a specific color or type of supply you just can’t pass up?I can’t pass up lampwork beads. If I see a set that is OOAK or that results in any of the above synonyms (ooooohhhh), then I have to have them and do something with them.
*What do you do when you’re not being an artist? What activities do you enjoy?When I’m not wearing my artist hat, I’m a wife and mom. I have 2 wonderful children and my activities are their activities (there’s only so much time in the day). That would be ballet, music, ice skating, little league, soccer…
*Which item in your shop did you enjoy making the most and why?My favorite was the Valentine’s Day Necklace with pink and white lampwork beads. The beads were handmade by a very talented glass artist and they are so sweet. The pictures don’t do them justice. The delicate sterling silver hearts were fun to drape, and the overall result is a truly sweet Valentine’s gift.
*What keeps you motivated?The art actually motivates me to get through everything else! It’s my quiet time where I can let schedules go for a couple of hours and just focus on something.
*If you could give a piece of advice to a new shop - what would it be?Oh, I’m too new at this to be offering advice! I’m still taking everyone else’s. If I had to say something, it would be, JOIN THE PCFTEAM!
*Are there other places on the net we can find you?I’m StudioCKH on Twitter:
and I may someday decide to set up a Facebook page.