Saturday, January 9, 2010

Saturday Artisan: ModernClassicsKids/ ModernClassicsPaper

Meet this week Saturday Artisan: ModernClassicsKids & ModernClassicsPaper.

Tell us a bit about yourself and what arts/ crafts that you make?

I’m a happily married Mommy with a BFA in Textiles. Funny thing is my loom & spinning wheel have been collecting dust in my basement for the past 5 years. I’ve since found my calling in the paper industry. I’m drawn to all things paper…books, stationery, calendars, photography, hence, my two shops: ModernClassicsKids & ModernClassicsPaper.

What is your best seller?

I’d say my best seller in my Kids’ shop are my bookplates ~ the Baby Shower Bookplates to be specific. They’re a great accessory to any Baby Shower & the perfect gift for the Baby-to-Be!

As far as my photography goes, Summer Swings takes the prize!

How does your day go in general?
As of late, my schedule has changed. After my son began Kindergarten this year, I found myself with lots of “ME time” & tons of room for creativity and networking. Just when I got used to my new routine, I got a surprise called from a previous employer who presented me with an offer I couldn’t refuse. On top of all that, a friend with her own dog-walking business added me to her staff as well. So, I’m one busy gal! It can get a bit hectic at times but I love keeping busy!
What is your favourite tool that you cannot live without?
I could not live without my laptop! I’m not one to sit idle, so even when I have time to relax, I’m creating. It’s just how I unwind!

How do you promote your shop?
I’m still working hard on networking. That’s my downfall, whatever free time I have, I tend to spend it either playing with my family or creating new pieces for my shops. By the time, it comes to promoting, I’m wiped out. I’m getting better though and have been blogging, tweeting, Facebooking & creating a customer database for email advertising. It is paying off but I know I need to be more diligent in 2010.

Look at Jaimee's workspace, so neat and organized! Inspiring! I would love creating in that room.

Stay tuned for tomorrow's giveaway sponsored by ModernClassicsPaper. I'm sure you will love it!

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