Happy Friday (and I mean this literally)!!!
I'm back with the Art Fire artisan spotlight, and this week's feature is all about Desiree. She's a true Art Fire innovator. Check out her badges. Enjoy!
1. Tell us a little about yourself.
Well first, I’m an architect. That’s where I spend my working days (sometimes nights and weekends). I have been living in Georgia for almost 4 years now with my husband. We relocated down here from New Jersey. I went to college in Newark, NJ which was just a short Path ride to NYC. I miss Manhattan and the family and friends that are still there.
2. How did you discover your artistry?
By accident I think. I was at a local annual craft fair and bought a pair of handmade earrings from one of the vendors there. A few weeks later I find myself making a bracelet for myself and then a set for my cousin, earrings for a Chinese auction (tricky tray) for my sorority then BAM I was hooked.
3. Do you craft full time or do you have another full time profession?
Crafting is a part-time endeavor for me. I’m an architect with a multi-national firm.
4. What brought you to Artfire?
Google to be honest. I knew about Etsy but was not sure that I wanted to pony up all the fees.
5. What are some of your favorite materials or supplies to use?
My favorites are gemstones, Swarovski crystals, and my new addiction seed beads.
6. If you could learn to do any other craft or artistry, what would it be?
I want to learn how to knit. I want to be able to make scarves and hats and stuff like that.
7. Do you have a blog, website or other craft venue that you sell on?
Yes I do. My blog http://jewelrybydesiree.blogspot.com/ and My Shop Handmade store http://jewelrybydesiree.shophandmade.com/
8. What’s your overall impression of Artfire and would you recommend it to fellow artisans?
I really love Artfire. It is such a great community. There’s always someone around to help you out. The admin are great as well.
9. Now, for the fun!!!
a. Coffee or tea? Tea (coffee is disgusting)
b. Cat or dog? Both, I had a cat and a dog growing up.
c. NY or LA? NY (I SO miss Manhattan!)
d. Paper or plastic? Paper
e. Fame or fortune? Fame, fortune always seems to change people
Thank you Desiree! I never read the Q&A until I'm about to publish it. I like to be surprised by the responses, and I love you already-"Coffee is disgusting!" I love it! All you java freaks stop hating! Starbucks has you brainwashed:-D