Where can we find you?
|Little Cowgirl with Pistol color print in the mountains|
My facebook fan page is http://www.facebook.com/pages/Molly-OBryon-Welpott-Photography/69616312990
My Twitter http://twitter.com/#!/MollysMuses
1) Please tell us about yourself, your shop and what brought you to the Etsy community. And walk us through a typical day from your daily life.
I am in the mountains of Pennsylvania between Pittsburgh and State College (Penn State University)
I have been a photographer for 15 years, with a wedding business, portrait business and commercial. Slowly I have come to the realization I am most happy creating art pieces that I want to create. I have focused on group and independent shows. When I moved to rural PA, from Daytona Beach, Florida 15 years ago I lost the community feeling of artists talking with each other and I am so thankful I found Etsy because I love that aspect of it as much as the opportunity to sell my work.
I am also a licensed bail bond agent that works from home, so a typical day without a bail client... I am up with my children, send them to school and I always check out what’s happening online. Then I like to look through images I am working on and edit pictures. If it’s nice outside I like to go and create more pictures. I am off and online all day and I love attending virtual labs since building an online business is newer to me.
If I have a bail client, well let's just say the day can hit the fan, depending on which courthouse, jail and family I have to meet with. I say it can hit the fan because I can't go a day without my photography so I make all of it happen :)
|Classic Car Vintage Pink Cadillac fine art|
Books… My favorite books are The Red Tent, The Help, The Kitchen God's Wife
Music… I am huge into Pandora with stations like Johnny Cash, Jane's Addiction and No Doubt but my favorite band right this minute is Thousand Foot Krutch
TV… My husband and I are currently re-watching EVERY Xfile season:)
Web sites… Website favorites for me are FACEBOOK (I admit it) Geocaching.com (it's my families hobby) and Pandora because I work along side of it all day
But if you ask me about blogs....
I like http://theartistshouse.blogspot.com
http://mermaidscloset.blogspot.com/ and of course the labrats!
4.) What are your top 3 shops on Etsy?
It is very hard to narrow my favorite shops to 3. BUT I am obsessed with http://www.etsy.com/shop/tascha I have a print in my kitchen :)
5.) What projects are you currently working on?
My current project is working on featuring a different each week on my blog for a handmade countdown to Christmas. When I started a bucket list last year I decided I wanted to buy a year of handmade gifts so this is one way I am sharing that with others.
I am an area coordinator and photographer for www.nowilaymedowntosleep.org something that I feel blessed to volunteer for and it is an on going passion.
6.) Where do you hope your shop will be in a year?
In a year I hope I have tweaked my shop to have a consistent sales and have a 2 new lines of work, one based on the fruit of the spirit and the other surrounding a carousel horse I found in the trash... we will see;)
|Beautiful Large SpiderWeb in Nature 8x10 print color photography|
My favorite tip for Etsy is buy something. Until I made some actual purchases and received them and saw the packaging, the quality and uniqueness it was really hard to feel like I was a part of the community :)
And by the way - for the month of October, Molly is donating 10% of sales from all of her images with PINK to the DuBois Regional Medical Center, Hahne Cancer Center for the MONTH OF OCTOBER for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.