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This week's feature is on Amy, of Mama's Little Monkeys, but I always call her Mama. She's a wonderful artist, a dedicated Mom, and a great friend :)
1. Where can we find your work and what do you create?
Fabric Button Badge Reels at http://www.badgereels.etsy.com
Handmade baby toys, gifts, and more at http://www.mamaslittlemonkeys.
Fabric Destash at http://www.destashcity.etsy.
Nap Mat Covers at: http://www.napmatcovers.etsy.
Eco Friendly Cleaning Items at http://www.MicroMops.etsy.com
Proud Founder of http://www.handmadelouisiana.
2. What's your favorite part about being an independent artist?
The flexibility to create what I want when I want...to a point. I love the fact that if I need to run my sons to school, or take them outside to swing, I can put work on hold and do that!!
Whew she's busy! I've always found that inspiring :)
3. Where do you find your inspiration?
Generally my children. Much of what i create was made because of them, they wanted it, or it was something to make life as a mom easier! Also, I tend to buy fabric because I love it, then later decide what to make with it!
4. What advice would you give to other artists?
DO NOT GIVE UP! It took me at least 18 months to find my niche (the badge reels and eco friendly cleaning supplies). It takes years sometimes to get into a good groove of creating, business, bookkeeping, and yes, actually turning a profit! Keep trying, keep networking and keep LEARNING!
Isn't She Great?
Here's What You Can Win:
Michael Miller Business Card Wallet
Keep your business cards and more safe and handy in this adorable business card wallet
made from Michael Miller 3-D Zoo designer fabric.
You can either win the one shown above, pick another business card holder,
or receive a $10 gift certificate! Don't you just love the options?