Today's lovely shop is Angela's Artistic Designs or known on ETSY as Angel9. Angela's shop is full of her whimsical creations and beautiful bouquets made of buttons. As many of you already know I simply love buttons and I absolutely love bouquets so imagine the fun I had interviewing this very creative artist.
She also has many delightful antiques and vintage collectibles featured in her shop. So, please check out her shop and networks that are listed below, like, re post, tweet, etc. you will not be sorry that you did.Tell me a bit about yourself……
I’ve had many careers, most of them creative including hair stylist, window decorator and preschool teacher. I have 3 grown children. I enjoyed being a mother so much! When my children were grown, I thought, “What can I do to replace all the energy that I put into mothering ? What do I love to do as much? Well, create! Children are creations and works in progress, just like art!
Apart from creating, what do you do?I write, dance, spend time with my children, husband and my grandson.
What first made you want to create?
I’ve been creative since I was a child. I would get so excited looking at the craft books in the library. I remember taking one home and creating a beautiful doll from paper cone cups, construction paper and glitter. I made several and gave them to friends!
Describe your creative process?
Mmmmm. I get an idea, like an itch. I’m so excited; I run out to get the supplies I need for this particular project. And then I’m impatient to get started, impatient with the process and I don’t feel settled until the product is complete!.
What handmade possession do you cherish most?
I love my button bouquets! Sometimes it’s difficult to part with them!
What one piece of information would you like to know from experienced etsy sellers?
How to be patient!
How are you promoting your work?
Twitter, FB, my blog, handing out business cards, making cold calls to businesses, linkedin.
Where do you want to be in ten years?
Retired and rich! Maybe on some island somewhere!
Don't forget to also check out my post ~ Flutterby Connection's interview and a chance to WIN 2 personalized ornaments! Go to http://butterflyintheattic.blogspot.com/2011/08/flutterby-connections-give-away.html