Here is what she had to tell us ...
How did you find Etsy?
My daughter had mentioned Etsy to me a few years ago, when I used to make jewelry, but it wasn't until last June, when I had already been making the ornaments for about eight months that a coworker (another Etsian) suggested it and pointed me in the right direction. I got hooked!
When you began creating, how did it enrich your life? Do you recall the inspiration for your first creation?
Every time I create something -- wall art, name letters, ornaments, jewelry -- [it] is an inspiring experience. My creativity flows so easily. I find that, while I am working on an item, my brain is already planning/designing the next one. The inspiration for my first ornament was Christmas. I wanted to start a Christmas tradition for my eight grandchildren and started to make ornaments for them.
Where can members find your creations on other social media venues? Facebook? Pinterest? Twitter? Wanelo?
The other social media venue I use is Facebook. I'm too busy making ornaments and improving my shop on Etsy so I haven't made time to look into other venues.
What areas would you like to learn more about here on Etsy, such as photography, writing descriptions and listing titles, etc.?
I just want to be able to promote my ornaments better to make them more visible.
Thanks, Maria. Next Monday we'll feature another shop. Be sure to check out the blog to find out who it is. Also, be sure to promote this link on Facebook and Twitter to promote Maria's shop. We're all in this together!
Posted by Lisa Gossman-Steeves