Friday, October 22, 2010

Feature Friday - Welcome MollysMuses!

Please give a warm welcome to Molly from MollysMuses

Where can we find you?

Little Cowgirl with Pistol color print in the mountains
My website is
My facebook fan page is
My Twitter!/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
3) Name your top 3:

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) (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 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 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 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
7.) What suggestions/tips would you offer to someone new to Etsy?

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.

1 comment:

  1. THANKS SO MUCH team for including me. I am flattered to be featured and I should mention this weekend I am having my first ever give-away in time for Halloween so hop over to my website and enter:)