Winklepots has a wonderful etsy shop where she creates her own designs and then hand paints them onto clothing. How clever!!! be sure to check out her links.
What region do you live in?
I live in the sunny state of Oregon. Oh, yeah, give me that liquid sunshine. :op
What kind of items do you create?
I create hand painted clothing for children and adults. I also make korker hair bows for girls or boys, I'm not gender biased.
How long have you been creating?
I've been painting since 2006 and creating hair bows since early 2008.
What or Who are your creative influences?
I see potential everywhere; the zoo, the store, my kids, my weird sense of humor. The idea for the birds in my store came from a baby blanket that had various animals on it, and I was really drawn to the bird image. So I made my own.
Do you work outside of the home/studio?
I used to, but fortunately I'm able to slowly go insane at home rather than the quicker pace I previously had been while I was in Accounting.
If you could be in someone else's studio or kitchen, whose would that be?
Krista's from DoubleDippedSweets or Nicole from Nikid.. I'd like to offer my services as an official taste tester.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years? What are your goals with your business?
Once the kids are in school, I'd like to dedicate more time to my business and hopefully see it grow significantly. I'd like to sell in more boutiques and have fairly regular sales. One a day would be cool. :o)
Do you sell wholesale/consignment?
Sometimes. I haven't been successful with it yet. I'm actually meeting with a local boutique today who is interested in carrying some of my items. We shall see....
Where else can your products be found?
Right now, my products can be found in my Etsy store at http://www.winklepots.etsy.com
What groups and/or affiliations are you a part of?
EtsyFAME - http://etsyfame.com/
Etsy FAM - http://fam-fabulousartisticmoms.blogspot.com
Etsykids Team as a regional co-leader for the Pacific NW Region. http://www.etsykids.blogspot.com/
What is your education as it pertains to your craft?
I received a certificate in Interior Decorating which ultimately led me to painting murals and eventually painting clothing.
What is your favorite part of creating handmade items?
It's such a great escape. I'm in my "creative zone" once that first brush stroke hits the fabric. Aaaaah, crafting nirvana.
do you have any connection likes you'd like to share?
http://www.winklepots.blogspot.com. Mostly random thoughts, a weekly featured artist and plenty of snarkiness by moi. :o)
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