Good morning! South Dakota is celebrating the first Monday of spring with--what else?--a giant blizzard. Yesterday we had record-breaking high temperatures in our neighboring Rapid City, along with 75 degrees here. And today? I woke to thunder AND snow. At the same time. Only in South Dakota! Weather channel is predicting up to three feet of snow.
So, with my power flickering and a strong urge for hot chocolate, let's get the ball rolling and proceed to my first artist interview.
Calm Serenity beaded watch.
Think Three with ShimmerMeBlue
Name, location, Etsy shop link:
Melissa, Wisconsin, ShimmerMeBlue
3 words to describe yourself:
Mother, Creative, Loving
3 words to describe your artistic work:
colorful, fun, wearable
3 sources of inspiration:
my family, colors, beads
3 tips for fellow artists:
stay creative, don't give up, do the best that you can
3 favorite Etsy sellers:
artisanwoodcrafting, OhMandie, DZFantasy
3 web sites that you frequent:
Etsy, Extraordinary Mothers, tons of blogs
3 books that have inspired you:
Do magazines count? The Passionate Beaders Guide, Simply Beads, Art Jewelry Magazine
3 colors that you can't leave alone:
Black, Purple, Brown
3 goals for 2009:
Sell more, Create new designs, Get ready for craft fairs
Thanks for reading Melissa's interview. Please visit her shop and browse through her work, and leave a comment or two on her beautiful blog.
Have a terrific day--if you're in a similar blizzard, stay warm!