Sunday, August 10

*FEATURED ARTIST of the week* ~~NestaHome~~


1. What do you create?

At the moment I paint, sketch, collage and take photographs. I’m really working towards combining all of these methods into cohesive pieces that take from each of my techniques.

2. What led you to take up your craft?

I’ve always loved to draw and take pictures and up until recently I’ve been in the field of Landscape Architecture. Etsy has definitely given me the motivation and opportunity to sell my crafts and slowly form my own business.

3. Which part of your work do you most enjoy?

Actually, I most enjoy packaging my items to go to the post office. It’s a nice feeling to know someone liked something of yours enough to purchase it. It’s a sense of relief to actually get the item packaged up and out the door.

4. Which part do you find hardest?

I find the inconsistency of income to be the hardest at the moment. You really never can tell what kind of week/month you are going to have and when you do have either of these it’s often unknown as to why that was. Hopefully Etsy will get us some stats soon! Hint, hint.

5. Where do you get your inspiration?

Most of my inspiration comes from my travels. Right after college I decided to enter into a program that allowed recent graduates the opportunity to live and work in London.

(by lukeroberts as seen on Flickr)

I had been to London before but I really wanted to get to know the culture and to live, work, commute and be one of them. It was the most difficult yet rewarding experience of my life.

6. Do you participate in any etsy groups, and if so, which ones?

I participate in the Interior Design Team and my local Street Team AZ Crafty Burritos.

7. What's one material your shop can't live without?

Paper. I’m constantly printing photos, doodling, sketching, etc.

8. What is your favorite item that you have purchased off of Etsy?

I just purchased a print from Yellena and I have to say, it’s my most favorite purchase yet.

I think she is so talented and even her prints look amazing. Someday I hope to buy an original.

9. If I could sell one item from my shop today, it would be...

I’ve had this one painting in my shop for the longest time. It’s titled ‘Things Could Be Better’.

10. If I had enough money to pick one item on my wish list from any shop on etsy to buy, it would be...

I’d really like a Moop bag at the moment.

11. What are the top three favorite items currently listed in your store?

‘The Library’ print

‘One Classy Fixture’ print

‘Let yourself grow’ painting

12. What undiscovered artisans would you recommend the world to know?

There’s an artist/shop called Olofsdotter that I LOVE. I don’t think she is really ‘undiscovered’ in the art world but I don’t see her that much on etsy.

13. What is the best advice you have ever received?

Hmmm. That’s a tough one… I’ve gotten a lot of great advice from my dad who has owned his own business for ages. Advice from anyone that has been successful is always good.


please sir said...

Thanks for the inspiring interview - great work!

quaint handmade said...

loved the interview and the diversity of her work.

blazedanielle said...

Wonderful interview! Thanks so much for sharing!! ;)

Waterrose said...

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Julia said...

Excellent interview, deary! I love this artist!

ana carina said...

Great interview! I love Nesta's work!

Alyssa said...

That was a great interview - I love her work, too:) She is on my favorites for all sorts of goodies.

lillyella, uniquely you said...

great interview! Love her work!