Thursday, January 20, 2011

Friday Spotlight: MisNopalesArt

Hi everyone,
   Don't think I forgot about this amazing section of my blog, but you know everybody was crazy with holidays and I prefered not to disturb them with my requests of interview them.

   I'm so excited because today the interview is about the owner of Mis Nopales Art:.

   I love his art and his amazing t-shirts that I can say my husband and friends just love them. Come and join me to know more about him and his art work.

Name: Jose Pulido
Location: California

1. Tell us about your crafts and how you came to make them

I do printmaking, which includes Gocco Prints, Linocuts, and T-Shirts. I've been pretty much drawing my whole life and generally draw things that I like. I started screenprinting on T-Shirts in 2004 and began putting some of my drawings on T-Shirts soon after I started up my Etsy shop in 2008.

2. What do you enjoy most of being an artist?
I really enjoy the freedom to express my creativity and to let out some of the things that are in my head. Sometimes I have too many ideas so it is very important to have a sketchbook.

3. How did you get started selling and How long have you been crafting?
I started my shop in 2008 and got started because I was inspired by other sellers on the site that were able to sell and share their art with the public. I was looking for an outlet to show/sell my art at the time and I lucked out with Etsy.

4. What does selling on Etsy mean for you?
 Etsy means a lot to me as it was my outlet to finally share my work with the world and hopefully make a buck or two to keep supporting my creative endeavors.

5. Which is your favorite color and which colors do you use most in your work?
I'd say my favorite color is green but I don't use any particular colors more than others, at least I don't think.

6. How you promote your work?
 I promote my work through my Facebook and Flickr pages,

7. Can you share your #1 tip for success

I believe it is important to not give up and believe in yourself. When I first started my Etsy shop I didn't know what to expect and it took about 6 months for my shop to pick up. There were some times when I was a bit discouraged in the first few months but I always thought about how I could improve my shop and never gave up. Another mini tip is to have a lot of variety in your shop and many items. The more things you have up, the more likely somebody out there will like at least one of those things.

8. List 5 of your favorites blogs or etsy stores


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