Thursday, September 18, 2008

Etsy Interview With: jotaysgel!

Sorry all for not keeping up with this. I have been sick for the past couple of days! But I'm back (still sick) to update my blog with my newest interview with Kevin from jotaysgel! What first made me want to interview Kevin was his adorable penguin gel candle that you will see below!

Kittycrossbones: Tell us a bit about yourself.
My name is Kevin I am 54 this year.I also am a single father of one a daughter she is 13 we live in Lanesboro.Ma. I Love to make gel candles for it brings out the kid hidden inside of me. I have been making them for almost 8 years now and every one is so unique for no two ever come out the same .

Kittycrossbones: Apart from creating things, what do you do?
I like to go for long walks ,go for Bike rides ,spend time with my daughter doing crafts. We make funny things out of polymer clay ,We also make things out of beads like necklaces ,and funny pictures by gluing the bead to paper.

Kittycrossbones: What first made you want to become an artist?
Well when my daughter turned 5 years old I started make things out of paper and plastic bottles .Then I wanted to make some candles and we first purchased a kit made it and we gave it away as a gift people love them and satrted asking where we got it .So that is the start of my candle making.

Kittycrossbones: What advice would you give to artists who are new to selling their handmade products?
Read every thing about the craft you are going to be doing .Promote as much as you can and have fun doing what you like .

Kittycrossbones: How do you promote your work?
I do mailings I give out bussniess cards out to every one I see. I advertise on the
radio go to the gift shop in town. I promote on etsy in the forums. I also do as many craft shows as I can.

Kittycrossbones: Anything else you would like to add?
Live life to the fullest for it is to short so have fun and enjoy .
Thank you so much for featuring me.

I don't drink beer, however, that may just be one of the coolest party gifts I've ever seen for people who party!

Go check out jotaysgel right now!

-AmyLynn aka Kittycrossbones

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