Thursday, July 30, 2009

Spotlight on Etsy Greetings Street Team Member Cards and Moore by Terri

Cards and Moore by Terri is the perfect Etsy shop name. The “and Moore” says it all. This very creative and talented lady puts her love of family and life back into her creations. She is not afraid to try new techniques and she enjoys sharing her tips and tricks in very instructional videos on her blog. I just completed her video on “watercolor wash” and it was very inspiring.

Enjoy this interview, visit her shop and blog, and let her know just how special she is!

How did you get your start in the world of art?
I have always been a very artsy person. When I was a kid I loved to get new art supplies and was always doing art projects. I have done a lot of different kinds of art in my life, but I started stamping four years ago and have really taken to it.

Do you have a ritual you perform before you start creating?
Not really. I usually have an idea of what I want to do before I start though.

What do you like best, the creative process or the final creation?
Usually the final creation. I also find the creative process relaxing sometimes too, as long as I know what I want to do.

What are your favorite art media, tools, and supplies?
That's a hard one. Probably would be the rubber stamps.

When a creative block happens, what process do you go through to get the creative juices flowing again?
I go blog hopping, look at catalogs, and use goggle a lot.

What do you hope your art says about you?
That I am a very creative person.

What is your greatest dream and greatest fear as an artist?
My greatest dream as an artist is to be able to sell my work and make a living at it. My greatest fear is physically losing the ability to create.

What are your goals in art, and in life?
To be able to sell my work and be happy with what I am creating.

Tell us a little bit about yourself—where you grew up, your life now, other creative pursuits, other interests and hobbies.
I was born and raised in Denver, CO 40 yrs ago. I still live here today and have never lived anywhere else. I now live with my husband Rich, my daughter Emilia, and our two fur kids, not far from the house I grew up in. I have always been a very artsy person. I also played the piano, the guitar, and sang in local theater and singing competitions as a teen. I started my own baking business right after high school and ran it with my Mom’s help for about three years. I stopped doing it because we could not afford the commercial kitchen space to expand, and I was getting burned out. I ended up being a nanny after that for six years. I went to nail school during that time too and became a manicurist. I have been doing nails out of my home for over 15 years now. I also home school my daughter as well. My other interests include knitting, crocheting, quilting, baking/cooking, watching reality TV shows and reading biographies about famous people.

Do you have more than one Etsy shop and/or other online shops, or a blog?
Cards & Moore By Terri on Etsy;
My blog is Life With Terri;
My ArtFire shop is;
and my 1000 Markets shop is

I'm Moving!

I am moving my blog to my website at AJ's Design Artz . I hope you stop by!