Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Talk to Me Tuesday!

..on Wednesday! Looks like my brain took a little vacation, to coincide with my kids' Spring Break. So, I missed Talk to Me Tuesday yesterday. Today I'm posting what might be my last one for a little while. Next week I start teaching the 3rd session of my "Under the Influence" after school art class. I was happy to hear I had a few kids retaking the class. However, I didn't want to just repeat the same lessons. So, I've been trying to add variety to the artists we "study" and to the projects we do. I am planning on posting some of the results here.

Now, back to Talk to Me Tuesday. Here is a short interview with Cortney from SquishyBee:
How did you come up with the name of your shop?
The name of my shop is the nickname of my second to youngest daughter!!  I agonized for weeks over a cute catchy name for my shop and it was in front of my face the whole time! 

What got you started in your business?
I am a stay at home mom of 4 kids (10, 5, 2, 4mths) and with very little time and space to do what I really loved (large scale painting and drawing) I found another outlet to express my Etsy shop!  I love making things for children and I have so many things I want to add to my shop yet.  My Angel Babies are my most cherished shop pieces. 2003 I had a stillborn baby who's name was Jonathan. I wanted to help raise money for Share of Lancaster, an organization that exists to bring comfort and understanding to families who have suffered the loss of a baby through miscarriage, pregnancy complications, prematurity, stillbirth, SIDS and any other cause. We stand by parents in their journey of grief, offering a helping hand, a listening ear and open arms.  For every Angel Baby sold $5 will go to Share!

How long have you been doing it? What did you do before this/along with this?
I have always had a love for arts/crafts since I was little.  I even told my kindergarten teacher that I wanted to be an artist when I grew up.  I ended up graduating with a BFA from Pennsylvania college of Art & Design.



  1. Very cute :)

    Good Luck with your classes, look forward to seeing the amazing work :) T.

  2. Thanks Teresa! It's always good to hear from you....I'm getting ready to post the new class art... : )