Tell us a little about yourself, shop or selling venues.
I am a happy mom to two fabulous little girls and wife to a great husband! I am so inspired by the sea and its creatures and wanted to combine those passions with soft organic cotton that children can really “live” in. My Etsy shop opened early this year and it’s been a great journey so far, reaching out and discovering other artists. I also have a Facebook page and a website.
In my “spare” time (what is that?!) I love gardening, training for triathlons, baking, reading and playing with the family!
What are some things that bring you joy or inspire you?
My greatest joy is the first warm, soft hug from both of my little daughters in the morning! They inspired me to create ultra soft, comfortable organic tees..something to really LIVE in!
The ever changing colors of the ocean, collecting unique seashells on our trips, clouds, running in the early dawn, a soft rain, beautiful gardens, smooth pebbles and driftwood, mushrooms in the forest……I could go on forever! These things all bring me great joy and inspiration.
Do you work outside the home, or are you self employed?
I create all my organic clothing designs from our little beachy home.
I also juggle another creative career that I love: hairdresser! (love to play with COLOR!)
How long have you been creating, and why did you begin?
I have been creating something for as long as I can remember. I don’t know how to function if my hands are not creating something beautiful, meaningful or useful. This world is so full of beauty, color and life, sometimes I am completely overwhelmed by it. I just BREATHE and try to let it flow through me and use some of it to make others as happy as I feel.
What are some of your favorites (websites, materials, foods, books, other people’s work, etc.)
I love working with beautiful paint, gorgeous shells (I have a huge collection!) , lovely paper, and soft fabrics. I will eat just about anything but love good, clean food. One of my favorite Etsy artists is Mae Chevrette. Her work is full of inspiration and beauty.
Pinterest is my newest obsession for websites as it is FULL of ideas and beautiful things!
Where do you live, and do you hope to live elsewhere?
I live in sunny South Florida where I am constantly inspired by the breathtaking weather, colors, and gifts of the sea. I moved here 13 years ago from Anchorage, Alaska and still have a passion for amazing beach pebbles, cloudy skies and forests!
Do you have a religious or spiritual background?
I am a Christian and I thank God every day for just so many blessings and the gift of creativity and passion He has given me!
Thanks Susie for sharing! You have fabulous product and I wish you all the successes of business!