When I first started selling on Etsy, I learned so much about crafts, arts and creating original works. ACEO's was something I knew nothing about, but found fascinating. Finally someone explained them to me, and I still love them! This shop is full of original, wonderful works of art! Take a look:
*Where are you from? Tell us a bit about yourself.
I'm from Long Island, and have lived most of my life here. It is beautiful, with ocean beaches, pine barrens, and the city not far away!
I have been drawing since before I can remember, and have always preferred to do it than most anything else. I graduated LIU Southampton with a bachelors degree in Graphic Design, and am now a proud, creative wife and mother.
*How did you decide on your shop name? Why did you start your business?
I can't remember how I first learned of Etsy, but once I did find out about it, I knew that I had to be a part of it... I just love every thing about it!
My shop name has always been my nickname, as it were... or avatar, if avatars were names. I believe, if I remember correctly, I got the name off of the back of a package when I was working at 16 at the local Animal Farm Petting Zoo... and I liked "Aloquin" so much that it's always stuck with me!
*What types of items do you have? Do you have something new you will be adding?
I have lots of fun items in my shop, from ACEOs (Art Cards, Editions, and Originals) to Hair Jewelry to Digital Download Files to Rings... I am constantly creative, and always adding new items.
*What do you like about being a seller?
The thing I like the most is that I am offering products that people really like. I am bringing a smile to someone's face when they receive what they've purchased from me, and I know that in a large retail outlet, the original creator doesn't get to appreciate that as much... yay Etsy Feedback Tool!!!
*What’s your supply addiction; is there a specific color or type of supply you just can’t pass up?
LOL... not really. I'm addicted to many things, and always find inspiration in items either online or at the store. My husband has already learned that it is very dangerous to bring me into a Michael's store! Right now I am thoroughly in love with the Steampunk style, and will be making some new ACEOs very soon to reflect just that.
*Do you have a blog?
*What motivates or inspires you to create?
Every thing from God, to love, to other people's art... the list is endless...
*Which item in your shop did you enjoy making the most and why?
My barrettes, I'd have to say right now... they are my current passion, and I can't help but glance at them all the time! I love to use/upcycle material that would ordinarily be tossed to the side... with enough creative ingenuity, you can make something beautiful out of ordinary, throw-away items, like broken cell phone pieces!
NOW FOR THE GIVE AWAY!
The winner will receive a custom made ACEO... they pick the topic/genre/color/etc. It will be totally up to them!
THIS GIVE AWAY IS CLOSED!!