Wednesday, 3 April 2013

April Showers

Well, we haven't had April showers just yet.  I'm working on adding a new line to my Etsy shop in the near future.  Here are a few samples of prints with scripture verses on them.  If you have a specific verse you'd like on one of my prints, please send me a request and I will work with you!

I also want to feature another shop on etsy...here's a bit about Shellyka



My name is Shelly; I'm 33 years old and a mother of two boys.
I'm a self taught artist who works at my home studio and I love designing for babies, children and adults who loves colorful and happy items!

All my designs are 100% handmade and each of the items is original and unique. My goal is to create a happy and peaceful environment for our most precious assets.


My Etsy shop is called "Shellyka" and my Hebrew business name is called "KishkuShelly" (kishkush means doodle in Hebrew).

My business was born 5 years ago with the birth of my older child. I started drawing paintings for his nursery room while I was pregnant with him. I decorated his room with handmade pictures, a growth chart, a door sign and a mezuza case. Friends who visited us loved the room and started asking me to decorate their children’s room as well. After the birth of my second son, I decided to start my own business.

I'm working from my home studio. My studio is actually one of the rooms in our apartment. We live on the 8th floor so the view is really great (I can see the sea as it is very close).
I really could use some more space but at the moment this is what I have. I have a messy table: lots of colors tubes around me, brushes, pens, glues and many boxes of crafty things that I love to use in my designs.
Before I start working on an order, I try to organize my table, but after I'm done it's all messy again (You will see the pictures soon ).

My specialty is in designing for babies, nurseries and children's rooms, I enjoy using variety of colors to create colorful designs, yet I love my designs clean and calm to make a peaceful environment to the room.

I love working with wood, canvas and mix media and create unique room decor items for children and for children in soul. (Like me). I love making pieces to match bedding, color schemes or favorite characters, while maintaining my artisan uniqueness.

As I wrote before, I'm a self taught artist and always learning some new stuff. But in the end I like to do what makes me and my customers happy and therefore I want to do what I know best and not doing things just in order of doing them.
I always seek for new interest and joyful theme when I'm working. I want to make more and more and I'm full of ideas that I hope I'll display some soon.

I'm dedicated to my business and love everything about it.
My goal is to create unique handmade items and to bring my personal statement to the world. I love creating a useful and fun designs that are easy to use and great to look on.

My biggest mentors are my children and I have to admit that they inspire me so much. They tell me what they love best, we are creating new stories together and I always get surprised with their wonderful imagination that gives me many many fantastic ideas that will take me years to create.

I usually create one piece from start to finish. Most of my work is drawing and part of it is creating pieces that I love, to a whole completely product. But I'm always trying new things and experience a whole new medias.

Marketing my products is very hard for me but I keep learning all the time and I try my best to get to meet as many people, websites and other places that can help me with this task. I'm learning to enjoy it and I dedicate at least 3 hours a day to help my shop reach to the next level (I hope that more exposure will mean more sales!!).

I love everything I do and hope to do it forever. I'm good with people (I'm a social worker by profession) but the thing I enjoy more is using my hands and mind to create. I found it very joyful to send my love to people through my art .

I must say that the things I consider most important to do for my business and my creativity is to enjoy my life, my family, keep spreading love, and of course being a positive and believing person!

Thank you very much for reading about me and I hope you enjoyed your reading.
Peace and love,
Shelly 


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http://crystalgaylephotography.blogspot.ca/2013/03/1000-fans-giveaway.html

14 comments:

CreekHiker / HollysFolly said...

Good luck with the new venture!

Nice to meet new shops!

Jocelyn Friis said...

Enjoyed reading your post today - what lovely items! And looking forward to seeing more of your scripture prints Crystal. Looking good!

Ariella Carver said...

Thank you for introducing such a great shop! I love her mezuzah cases - I'll have to keep her in mind when we move :)

Good luck with your new line, Crystal!

Sewinggranny - Mona said...

Crystal... love your new line.. good luck. Nice feture too.

KapkaDesign said...

Crystal, nice to get to know you better, wonderful items, love the clock :)

Alex De Haro said...

Crystal, the mix of scripture and nature is right on target...both totally inspiring!
Also like the work of the Etsy shop you featured!

nangatesdesigns said...

Love your new line, Crystal. Good luck with it!

Linda Blatchford said...

The new line is great. And it's great to see the Israeli artist. I'll have to check out her stuff more.

Dorene Nowatzke said...

Thank you for the introduction and good luck with your new line!

Gina Crane said...

I like the new line! I think it's a great idea to put scripture's on your beautiful prints.

Rachel Medina said...

Great post! Loved all the ideas and pictures.

IsabellesAttic said...

such a sweet story, how your store was born. thank u for sharing

SHELLYKA said...

Thanks so much Crystal for featuring my shop on your lovely blog!So Happy to read all the kind words from your followers.
I'd like to offer a coupon code that i made specially for your followers for 15% off on all my items in my shop.
Enter coupon code THANK YOU and receive the discount.
Please leave a message that you came from Crystal blog.
The coupon will be valid till the end of May.
http://www.etsy.com/shop/Shellyka
Thanks again!
Shelly

SHELLYKA said...

Thanks so much Crystal for featuring my shop on your lovely blog!So Happy to read all the kind words from your followers.
I'd like to offer a coupon code that i made specially for your followers for 15% off on all my items in my shop.
Enter coupon code THANK YOU and receive the discount.
Please leave a message that you came from Crystal blog.
The coupon will be valid till the end of May.
Thanks again!
Shelly