Saturday, December 15, 2007

Meet Etsy Card Maker: QuirkynBerkeley


QuirkynBerkeley is a freelance writer by day - and an eclectic card maker by night. "Rosie the WonderDog" and "Twink the Monster Kitten" keep her company in her Berkeley, CA studio, which is brimming with colorful paper and supplies. "I am fascinated by the juxtaposition of color and space, and inspired by the human ability to take disparate elements and put them together in wholly unique and original ways." She enjoys experimenting with new techniques and admits the only constants in her designs are the materials. "I love rubber stamps," she confesses. She's also interested in origami and would like to try her hand at kurigami. Then there's the new gocco machine - "I can't wait to use, but I've got a lot of other projects I'm working on first." She began making cards as a little girl in Texas out of pressed mimosa blossoms. In the last three years she has created over 800 unique cards, but jokes "this a hobby according to the IRS." She hopes become a constructive member of the Etsy community and continually learn from her fellow artists, whom she admires. Every day she features a new Etsy shop on her blog. She advises her fellow sellers to "help as many people as you can, give other people the benefit of the doubt, learn as much as you can, work as hard as you can at your own craft and at making this a community that you're proud to be a part of. Treat your customers like gold, give the best customer service you can imagine, and then keep your mind open for new techniques to improve on that." Please check out her shop: http://quirkynberkeley.etsy.com/
-Wendy Baylis
Dharma Designs

6 comments:

QuirkynBerkeley said...

Thanks for this wonderful feature! Your questions were intriguing.

sheilascrafts said...

Love your shop. Thanks for posting your link. I hearted your shop also.
sheilascrafts

Dharma Designs said...

My pleasure!

Chucka Stone Designs said...

Glad to see your comments here, haven't seen a new feature or you around the forums in a couple days & was starting to worry!

I figured you must be busy with shipping Etsy items or wrapping presents though :)

Dharma Designs said...

THANKS Chucka! I've been partying in Vegas, but I just got back today. I should have 4 new features added by tonight. I missed you, too! :-)

Dharma Designs said...

THANKS Sheila!!!