I chose jewelry simply because it was something I could do at my desk. My other hobbies (painting, screenprinting) are inherently messy.
What aspect of creating your art/craft do you find the most enjoyable?
I really enjoy looking at a finished product and being proud of it. I love the calm it brings me as well. Nothing makes a pleasant end to an otherwise crappy day like sitting down and creating a few new pieces in the evening.
If you had to choose a fruit OR a vegetable to describe your art/craft, what would you choose and why?
Odd question! I guess I'd say...apples. There are multiple varieties and colors, everyone has a favorite, but they're all delicious.
If you had to choose one other medium in which to display your "creativity", what would that be and why?
If I had to choose one other medium, it would definitely be painting. I paint just about as much as I create jewelry, I just haven't yet put anything up for sale.
What message, if any, do you want to convey with your art/craft?
If there's a message to convey, it's that anyone can be creative, and that some of the most simple things can be the most expressive and beautiful.
What advice do you have for other artists/crafters?
My advice: Don't create your art for money. Create your art because you want to, because it's worth it to you. Ask yourself -- if I were to never make any money off this, would I continue to do it? If the answer is no, you might as well stop now; your lack of passion will show. If the answer is yes, keep crafting. You will be successful.
Great answers, Rachel! ThankS for taking the time to share these thoughts and your creativity with everyone.
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