Tuesday, February 16, 2010

afternoon Q & A

I'm back to answer a bunch of questions that readers have been asking me lately and I've been meaning to answer!

Q: How much would a custom carved wooden ring cost?
A: I spoke with Ian about this and he's thinking about $7-12 depending on what you wanted and how far it needs shipped to. If you would like a ring, please email me at keread(at)bsu(dot)edu and he will make it to your specifications and we will list it in my etsy shop.

Q: What do you want to do when you grow up?
A: Well. It's a little sketchy right now. Ideally, I would love to take my photography full time. I'm very passionate about photography and I think I have a lot of new ideas and could work really well independently. If not photography, I would love to work at a magazine doing graphic design or design promotional items and logos for a small business. I'm in the process of developing my photography business a little more before spring including a full website, logo and really just my own...brand. Lots in the works!

Q:Have you thought about making any of your sketchbook pages or drawings into prints for your etsy shop?
A: I have definitely thought about it. I have ideas brewing and I would say in the next month I will have prints available for sale. My newest development with my drawings and original art are my craft pattern sets: Instant Love and Adventureland. They're super cool and you can do almost anything with them! Even print them out and color them for layouts or to hang on an inspo wire! <3

Q: How do you find time for your art while still going to college?
A: Actually, I just do what anyone else does and MAKE time. Many times I just have to REALLY hustle to get my homework done because I pretty much refuse to let myself craft when there is school work to be done. I feel guilty and uninspired if there are obligations hanging over my head. PLus I'm very strict on myself about making the Dean's List, so I just have to make crafting and time with Ian my number one priority after schoolwork. :)

Q: Do you plan on making more headbands (like the braided one) for your etsy?
A: I do! RIght now I'm working on a cute line of knitted bow headbands and then I think I will be making some braided stretchy headbands too. Anything else you'd really like to see as far as accessories and original art go? I'd love to hear it!

Q: What kind of journal and journaling pens do you use for drawing?
A: I use one of the Molskine Plain Large notebooks. They are about 5.25"x8.25" and the perfect size for lots and lots of room to draw. If you're less ambitious, there's always the Pocket Version too! For pens, I used to use the Pilot BeGreen pens, but recently switched to Sharpie Pen. They're very fine tip, pigmented, don't bleed through the page, and smear resistant! Highly recommend!

ALSO! I made a blog button! YAY! I've been wanting to do this for awhile now

Grab the button for your sidebar! -------------->
I love all my readers and I'm excited to share all these questions and answers with you! I have many fun post ideas coming at ya in the next week!

Check below for an awesome Style Crush post!


Miss Wanderlust said...

Oh my goodness I am going to HAVE to save my money for one of those rings. That is so cheap and they are incredible. What a neat thing that your man can do!!! I love it and I love your pdf patterns that are available. you are amazing!!

PaperCameraScissor said...

I will be waiting to see your headbands on etsy. I loved the braided one in your hair.

I can't wait to see what else you will be adding to etsy!

Jane Cullen said...

I knew it was a moleskine!!! I love Sharpie pens too, just don't buy the click kind, the nibs aren't very strong and get flattened pretty easily.
So glad you have a button now. Adding it to my blog as we speak.

P.S. thanks for answering all the questions. I think your photography is really great too.

Heather said...

question! I feel lame asking this, but I'm a little new at the whole blogging thing, so if I put your button on my blog, how would I go about making it automatically go to your blog when people click on it?