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Etsy Seller Interview Series-ColorInAcrylic

Updated on May 7, 2015
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1. When did you open your shop?

"I opened my shop March 10, 2015, so it's still very much new."

2. What do you make?


"I do acrylic paintings, so far just on canvas and canvas panels, but will be expanding that soon."

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3. What is your favorite item in your shop?


"That's a tough one, since each painting is one of a kind. I'd have to say the Original one of a kind liacs painting is my favorite current listing, though one of my in-progress works is turning out so nicely I almost want to keep it. Haha."

4. What is your biggest challenge?


"My biggest challenge for right now is getting a large enough inventory to really get my products out there. I have a lot of ideas for new paintings, but each one takes a good amount of time."

5. Where are you from?


"I am originally from upstate New York. But I joined the Navy at 18 and moved from NY to Chicago, Illinois to Pensacola, Florida to San Diego, California. When I got my honorable discharge, I went back home to New York. I moved to Southwest Kansas for work and that is where I'm currently living."

6. Why do you love Etsy?

"I love Etsy because it gives crafters a chance to sell their products on a relatively well-known website. I know people use ebay, too, but it just wasn't what I was looking for. The whole idea behind it is buying small...buying handmade (though that has come to question lately). I believe most of the people looking to shop on Etsy are still looking for unique, handmade products."

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7. Tell me about your shop

"My shop is Color In Acrylic. I am the sole worker for this shop, and all paintings are done by me alone. This is something that started as a small hobby and turned out to be something I really love, and I wanted to share that."

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8. How did you get interested in crafting?


"I have drawn and sketched since I was old enough to hold a pencil to paper. I always worked solely with graphite and was so sure that I had done greyscale for too long to move on to full color. Then, one day my fiancé and I were in Hobby Lobby and I decided to buy some small canvases and basic painting supplies. I chose acrylics for their versatility. And it just took off. I was overwhelmed by how much I really loved it."

9. What kind of craft would you like to learn next?

"I've always wanted to learn woodcarving. So I think that will be where I go next."

10. What's in store for the future?


"Personally, I'm hoping we can move to a bigger home soon. And we'll be getting married, of course. Professionally, I will start by expanding my inventory, to provide more options for potential customers. When my shop takes off a bit, I'll be incorporating international shipping. I'm also hoping to get into wood carving soon, and eventually putting handmade wooden items up for sale as well."

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