Monday, February 1, 2010

Featured Artist of the Month

This month's featured artist is Martha from Arizona. I got a chance to interview her and ask her about her beautiful collection of wooden blocks. Here is what she had to say...

What type of artwork do you do?
I have done every type of artwork. Just to name a few scrapbooking, sewing, collage painting, beading (jewelry), drawing, stamping etc... Right now I am focusing on making children's personalized wooden blocks. I am mainly working with wood, scrapbook paper and mod podge!

How long have you been creating?
I have been creating for a good 5 years.

How much time do you spend working on your craft?
I spend at least 5+ hours a day working on my crafts. If it's not custom orders I am working on, I am creating gifts for family and friends or making art to decorate my craft studio.

What inspires you to create?
What inspires me most to create in life in general, nature, dreams, and family.

Do you have a designing process?
I really don't have a designing process.

Where do you do your creating?
I have my own craft studio where I work most of the time, but my living room works great to create!

Have you always been artsy?
Yes. Always! I remember when I was young starting with origami. I would make paper boxes for all my friends in my classroom. They were popular!

Do you have another job?
Yes! I am an elementary school teacher. I am currently working as a substitute but planning on having my own classroom in the future.

Where do you sell your pieces?
I sell my creations online. I have any Etsy shop Sometimes I sell to friends and I am hoping to sell on several craft shows coming up.
Do you enjoy what you do?
Yes! I love and enjoy what I do. I love it so much I can't stop creating!

Do you have a favorite piece in your shop?
I love them all but my favorite one is the pink, brown and white personalized blocks! The colors just look great together!

Do you have a blog set-up?
Yes! You can visit my blog at:

You can see more of Martha's creations in her Etsy shop SLCSHOP

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