It is the time of week again where we meet our Chat Team Members.. This week Nemesisproductions is on the hotseat!!
Keep reading and be sure to enter the giveaway
Here is her QnA:
1. Who is NemesisProductions?
I love all things spooky, enjoy goth and industrial music, wear black as much as possible, adore black cats and bats, and like sci-fi and fantasy. I have even done my fair share of dice rolling while playing an elf.
2. What kind of crafting/art do you do? How long have you been doing it?
I'm a life-long bath and body junkie. I make all of my product myself, as well as take all the product photos, handle all the packaging and shipping as well as customer service. I have always loved photography as well as bath and body items, so it brings me a great deal of satisfaction making things for others that I would want to buy myself. In fact, I use the stuff I make all the time, and I also continue to buy soap from other artisans. Everyone has their own style, and I love to try out things that I can't do or are different from my creations as much as I can. I also really enjoy having more control over what I put on my body, and knowing the ingredients.
A print from nemesisproductions.
I've been taking photos for years, since I was going to clubs and seeing bands play live, which is where I first became a shutterbug. A few years ago a friend bought me a digital camera as a gift, and the rest, as they say is history. I ended up going on a last-minute urban exploration trip and was amazed with the images I managed to capture. I've been serious about photography every since.
3. Where do you pull your inspiration from?
I pull inspiration from all over. I now find myself looking at objects, cake and cookie molds, and flowers wondering how I might use them to create soap or how they would look embedded in a bar. I really enjoy doing custom orders...I like the inspiration customers provide, and some of the things people have requested have become staples in my shop.
4. What is your favorite medium?
I guess my favorite medium would be my soap bases. They are the start of any soap project. My essential oils and fragrance oils are a very close second.
5. Is Etsy your art your full time job, or just an on the side project?
Etsy is my full-time job. No doubt about it.
6. How did you find Etsy?
I actually found out about it on the abandoned places community on livejournal. I had asked where some of the photographers there sold their work, and someone recommended Etsy. I decided to check it out, and here I am.
7. How did you become ADDICTED to Etsy CHAT?
I became addicted the minute I found it! I was very fortunate to meet some lovely people right away, and it took a long time for me to have a negative experience in a chat room. My regular chat crew is funny, talented, and a great stress reliever. I laugh a great deal more, and I think that I would be very lonely indeed if I wasn't in chat. I've always liked being active on the internet, especially with chat rooms and instant messengers, so being in the chat on Etsy is just natural for me.
8. What is your favorite piece that you have done?
Wow. It's so hard to pick just one. I think my current favorite is my I Heart soaps. They're fun.
9. What is your favorite Etsy shop (other than yours)? Again, another incredibly hard question! There are so many amazing shops. I do have a serious soft spot for mooshoopork's shop though. Her little people are just too adorable.
This Skull in heart soap is soooo cute!
10.Tips for other Artists?
I think my biggest tip is to continue to give yourself credit. Sometimes being an artist/artisan can feel like it's a never-ending struggle or that you really aren't getting anywhere, but if you truly love what you create, always be sure to cheer yourself on even if others don't support you and your decisions. NEVER let someone tell you that your creations are worthless or a waste of time.
11.Tell me a Secret about yourself.
I'm actually a ninja.
12. Any parting words of wisdom? Questions? Comments
Just love yourself, and remember that you are a person who deserves respect and courtesy. Always be sure to give it in return. Don't look to others for the source of your self-esteem...it has to come from within. In the end, it doesn't matter what others think. If you can look at yourself in the mirror and be happy with who is staring back at you, then you're on the right path.
And remember, be excellent to each other!
Giveaway you say?
Pink Sugar Tar Soaps
A set of two Pink Sugar Tart Soaps. These cute soaps are a blend of olive oil glycerin, oatmeal, and aloe vera glycerin soaps and colored a nice soft pink. SLS and paraben free and vegan friendly. They weigh roughly 2 - 2.5 oz ea.
Next Friday we will draw for a winner.
What to do? Go to nemesisproductions.etsy.com and come back here posting what item you like best. GOODLUCK!!