Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Interview with Lawsonfolkart!

How can you not love folk art? With subjects such as People, flowers, and birds...and Lawsonfolkart displays her talent well in those areas! You can't help but enjoy the soulful and fun prints, aceos and original art offered in her shop. Stop by and show her a little love!

1)How did you first hear about Etsy?
I heard about Etsy on ebay when I was looking for an alternative site. I registered in 2006, bought one piece of art, but did not actively participate until recently.

2)Tell us about a little about yourself and your favorite craft/art!
I'm the youngest of four daughters and started drawing when I was just a little one. I come from an artistic, musical, dancing, writing family - very artistic. I guess I could say I inherited the artistic tendencies and my kids inherited the writer's tendencies. My favorite art/craft is to paint in acrylics, oils, watercolors, work with Sculpy and using my "man" tools to do woodworking. I attended Parsons School of Design before it became the Parsons NEW School of Design and when it was still on Sutton Place. Now it's located in Greenwich Village. I call myself a schooled folk artist, even though that's not the definition of folk artist. A true folk artist is unschooled. That's why I say it's funky folk art (with a flair.)

3)What inspires you to create?
Nature above all, bright colors, museums, art galleries, all are inspirations.

4)Tell us something about yourself that would surprise others! think my voice and soft nature in person would really surprise people online. I'm a very compassionate person, but a real practical joker. I love to laugh, dance, sing and play with my dogs. I love to make my children laugh and if that means hopping on one foot down the aisle of a supermarket (empty aisle) or dancing the salsa down the aisle, I'll do it.

5)How do you get the word out about your shop and Etsy?
I was advertising on a site, but word-of-mouth and Google would be my choices. I don't do a lot of advertising yet, but plan to in the future. I sometimes put the url as my email siggie.

I can see Lawsonfolkart now...hopping down the cereal aisle! I'm sure she's having fun!

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