1. What is the name of your Etsy shop and why did you choose that name? I have had the name of 'Foxglove Folkart' for about
12 years or so now, ever since I began to sell my hand
painted items. The reason I chose Foxglovefolkart' way
back when, is because I love gardening, and Foxgloves are a
flower I just love, but never had much luck with. Well, if I can't
have the flower every year, I got the name ,lol! 2. How long have you been on Etsy? Ummmmmmmm, for about a year or so. 3. What type of items do you offer? I offer my hand painted and usually one-of-a-kind items.
Everything from Shabby Chic Roses to Prim crows and Salt
Box Houses. I like painting different styles, and
I love painting on glass! 4. How long have you been crafting? I've been crafting since I was a kid. I learned to sew in
school, fell in love with that and ever since have made
my own and others clothing. I have also at one time or another,
done ceramics, macrame, embroidery, doll making,
played with Polymer Clay (Sculpy), and I still
am an avid knitter
and crocheter. I also used to do A LOT of quilting,
and still have
a fabric stash to prove it,lol! I need something to
do with my hands
when watching the 'boob tube' at night with hubby.
I taught myself to
paint about 13 years ago, soon after a car accident.
I'm an x-truck
driver by profession, but after the accident,
I couldn't drive my personal
vehicle any distance, let alone the Highway
trucks we used to own. One day,
I don't know exactly where, or when,
I saw some decorative painted ornaments,
and I think it may have been in a magazine
I seen them in, but I was intrigued.
Since then, I've bought tons of pattern books,
supplies, and my own scroll saw and sanders.
I was worse for bringing home
new power tools than my husband!!! ANyways,
since learning to paint, it's been
my main focus and a source of added income for us.
5. Who or What inspires you? There are a few designers I just love,which include Terrye French,
Ros Stalcup, Renee Mullins, Holly Hanley, Renee Mullins and more.
But I've also created my own designs from time to time.
As for inspiration,
I suppose leafing thru my paint magazines or pattern
books makes me drag
out the brushes. But in general, I can't point a finger
to anything definitive
that inspires me, and I can't say I'v ever given it much
thought, truth be told. 6. What is your favorite item in your shop and why? I would have to say my Sap Bucket Angel is my favorite. She is my own
design, and done on a 're purposed' maple syrup sap bucket. Painting
on used items is a hand down fav of mine! 7. Other places where you can be found (Ebay, webstore, blog) Just in 2 local shops. One is a make-your-own-wine shop, and I sell my
hand painted wine glasses there. The other is seasonal,
and called 'Cabin Savy',
and located near Bala Ontario.
One of the KEWELEST gift and garden shops around!!http://www.etsy.com/shop/foxglovefolkart