* You've sold on multiple platforms. What is your favorite selling venue and why?
I've sold on Etsy, Zibbet, and Handmade Artist, and I have a store front on my facebook page, but now I sell exclusively on The Craft Star. I love the support and family feeling of The Craft Star, and they are right on top of the next new way of on-line selling and promoting.....video. They have a strong presence on Google+, have weekly get-togethers, and I am getting ready to do my second "live" event of showcasing my shop on google+ and youtube throught The Craft Star. I can't say enough good things about that site. I had 2 shops there, but just recently I put my vintage and handmade together into one shop for easier focused promoting for me....Yankee Burrow.
* What is your favorite item to make?
I love to paint and draw, but with kids, and housework, and errands, I find it easier to grab some yarn and a hook. With crochet, you can put down your work easily, and do it anywhere. I do a lot of my crocheting in the car (as a passenger of course) or just relaxing at the end of the day. My wonderful husband built me a studio where I can run away to and play with my paints and beads without interruption. :0)
* What's your biggest inspiration?
My biggest inspiration would be my mother. She was an artist and I spend many many many happy days at local art shows with her. And I spent many many many happy hours helping her to prepare for each show, lol. I inherited her small art table and many of her sketches when she went home, and to honor her I have started a line of greeting cards and art work sharing her drawings. I call it "Rusty Art" and I will eventually add some of my own original work to the line.
* You listed twitter and your blog as your favorite forms of promotion. Why are these your favorite, and if you could choose only one - which would it be?
My blog would have to be my favorite means of promotion....I love to tell stories, and to share, and a blog is a great format from which to share not only my items, but handmade items for all over the place. I like to do artist features from all venues, and I love to talk about my family and my childhood memories. I am always surprised that other people comment and enjoy my stories. And like Bethan Davis always says "every item has a story", and you can't always share that story in a 140 character tweet.But I do enjoy twitter too because it is so quick and easy, so I use my mobile app...a lot. :0)
As I stated before, I also sell vintage. I love history, mine and everyone else's, and if these old items could talk...what wonderful stories they would share.
Sometimes there are vintage items that I like to update for a newer look, handmade and vintage together...
Here's every place that you can find Yankee Burrow...
and I keep them all together on my about me page... http://about.me/
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