Monday, July 25, 2011

Giveaway Number 3!

You know what time it is ....Giveaway time! (is that some sort of wrestler yell...sounds like it)

The time frame is 2 weeks to enter and you can always go back to the link of this post by clicking the giveaway tab above!

So let's get to know our NEW giveaway seller : ABirdinTheHandArt

Name of Shop – A Bird In The Hand Art

Category of items you sale – Mostly jewelry, and some home d├ęcor.

1. How long have you had your shop? 
5 Months. 

2. What inspired you to make ABirdinthehandart? 
I’ve always loved creating things and I really enjoy sharing them with others. I chose the name “Bird in the Hand” because I love to paint birds. Since I also make jewelry, I decided to create different collections based on different birds. When you buy an item, you get to hold a “bird” in your hand.

3. Who or what inspires you to create? 
I don’t know, something inside. My mom is very artsy; she actually spent some time as a political cartoonist. That probably had a big impact. I also studied biology, specifically birds, for some time in school and I’ve learned to love the beauty and wonder in the world around me.

4. What has been your biggest accomplishment as a shop owner / artist? 
Making a sale. Seriously, since I’m just starting out, every sale I make feels like the biggest accomplishment yet. I’ve done a few shows this year as well, but they haven’t had quite the same impact that the online sales have. I think this is because I used to do craft shows back in high school so I was more used to this type of interaction (although the pieces I made back then were NOT good ☺)

5. What has been the hardest part about starting a business? 
Patience. I want to immediately make everything I have imagined and get it all listed perfectly and then sell out in a week. That will never happen. It takes time to grow and develop. I think I also need to be patient with myself; I’m new to this and I need to give myself time to develop as an artist and a small business owner.

6. What would be your biggest tip to a brand new shop owner / artist on etsy? 
See above. No just kidding. I think it would be to find something that you love making. If you are just starting, you may just be trying to find anything that sells. I guess I would say try to make something you love rather than worrying too much about whether others will love it as well.

7. Where can we find ABirdinthehandart? 
Well, the girl behind it lives in WA. But online, find me here:
Blog- abirdinthehandart.blogspot.com/
Shop- www.etsy.com/shop/ABirdInTheHandArt
Facebook- www.facebook.com/pages/A-Bird-In-The-Hand-Art/171498222897894
Twitter- twitter.com/#!/BirdInHandArt

And the GIVEAWAY IS?

$20 Store Credit (that means YOU get to PICK!)
*also ships internationally*

Click HERE to check out her SHOP!





HOW TO ENTER?

To enter: visit A Bird In The Hand Art on etsy and leave a comment on this post with your favorite item.

Extra Entries (leave a separate comment for each):
1. Follow Hot Glue Hangover blog
2. Follow A Bird In The Hand’s blog
3. Like A Bird In The Hand Art on facebook


Good Luck everyone!
-Natalie

20 comments:

  1. Love this Green Pigeon Necklace 8 so much!
    Hearted on Etsy!

    Dita
    dita.maulani((at))gmail

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  2. I've been your blog follower!
    Dita
    dita.maulani((at))gmail
    www.handmadenest.blogspot.com

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  3. My favorite item in her shop is the "Parrot necklace 3" So cute!

    Dondi
    dondalees@yahoo.com

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  4. Great feature interview, luv the green bird, its catchy for displaying your creation.

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  5. My favorite is her Painted Bunting Ring 2! Such pretty blue :)

    memoriesforlifescrapbooks at hotmail dot com

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  6. I am following A Bird in the Hand Art's blog.

    memoriesforlifescrapbooks at hotmail dot com

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  7. I like A Bird in the Hand Art on Facebook (Edi Royer)

    memoriesforlifescrapbooks at hotmail dot com

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  8. I'm following you now! I'm already a follower of Bird in Hand blog--she's a great gal!

    pinkgrammy@gmail.com

    Thanks!

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  9. lovely birds! great interview! {:-Deb

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  10. My favorite is 'Cecilia the Painted Bunting'. What a sweet little bird! Thank you so much for offering such a fun and generous giveaway. :)

    clogzilla(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  11. I follow Hot Glue Hangover blog.

    clogzilla(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  12. I follow A Bird In The Hand blog.

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  13. I "like" A Bird In The Hand Art on Facebook (Cindy A.)

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  14. What a cute shop and I love her blue painted bunting ring !!

    Akeara

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  15. I am now following you hot glue !!

    Akeara
    Revampedesigns(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  16. favorite from her shop: http://www.etsy.com/listing/68798484/song-sparrow-painting-1

    desertdeal at gmail dot com

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  17. following your blog now.

    desertdeal at gmail dot com

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  18. Following A Bird In The Hand’s blog

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  19. All the pigeon bangles are my favorites. The colors are great.

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