Thursday, May 10, 2012
The Artisan Group is proud to announce this week's Artist Spotlight Feature is S. Michelle Babcock of Michelle's Enamel!
We caught up with S. Michelle and asked her a few questions about her modern jewelry line, and her experiences so far working with TAG. Here's what she said:
- Tell us a little bit about your shoppe. I first opened my etsy shop last year, but after careful consideration I decided to make my own website. I have been doing art shows for a little over ten years and the big question from customers always was, "Do you have a website?" I now know that a website lets my admirers go home and see more of my work; it also allows them learn a little bit more about who I am. I enjoy their feedback. When someone orders a custom piece I enjoy the challenge of making something they will cherish, and also of making a new piece that may require me to try new techniques. I love being on the internet because it allows me to have so much more interaction with both professional colleagues and art enthusiasts.
- What is your favorite piece from your shoppe and why? My favorite piece in my shop is Gift of the Magi. It is a piece I did to represent my spiritual journey and it marks a period of time in which I attained a new level in my enameling. My next favorite piece is always the one I am working on at present!
- When you're not creating such interesting jewelry pieces, what are your hobbies? When I am not in my studio I can usually be found at my pond in the backyard with my husband and our two dogs. I enjoy water gardening and just relaxing, meditating, and watching nature taking its course in my own backyard.
After a weekend spent working at an art show, my husband and I always make time for roadside attractions, whether it is about the history of our country or the wonderful collection of a local collector or folk artist.
- What do you like best about The Artisan Group? I like that so many creative people in one collective that are willing to share their ideas and give their support -- plus the great opportunities that are offered to us to promote our work. Even if one is not in a certain event we all learn from those that are participating.
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