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unseen Etsy snaps

4 Oct

When approached by Etsy to be a featured shop, I was detailed with the task of taking portraits of both my studio and myself. At first I was a little overwhelmed by the idea: as a self-taught photographer who often dislikes being in front of the lens, I wasn’t sure I’d be able to even capture the mood of my studio, let alone the one in my heart… However, all it took was setting up the camera on a tri-pod, rigging the self-timer, and just creating as I usually do. I was thrilled with the results, and I am very proud of these shots. Etsy shared 9 of my photographs in the interview, but I thought I would show you the extra snaps that I took.centered2 06 04 11 12 10 desk 05I would encourage all artists, designers and makers, to set up a little photo-shoot for themselves in order to document their process, craft and studio space. These images let your customers and future buyers connect even better with you; they can directly see your involvement, the touch of the your hand, and the beautiful space in which the work is created. Too often do these aspects of our work remain a mystery; it is nice to give our interested customers and friends another look at our process and creative space.

featured shop on etsy.com!

9 Sep

01Honestly, my hands are trembling as I write this, because the news I’m sharing is so amazing it almost doesn’t feel real: Etsy.com selected nature’s my friend to be a featured shop on their blog, homepage and in their newsletter!!! The interview and new photographs went live this morning! Read it here. etsyfeatureI am incredibly flattered by this opportunity, and feel so proud of my little shop and how far it has grown in the past two years of creative nurturing. This really is a dream come true to have this amazing company be impressed by my artwork, my branding and my business. Thank you for all of your support in my crazy artistic adventures; I have a feeling there will be many more exciting trips to come!!! XOXO