if you work really hard and you're kind

I was lucky enough to be featured in Etsy's Quit Your Day Job column this week. Click here for my interview.

Mae Chevrette, artist
Inside my studio
Biking to the post office

I was so happy to get to answer these questions and share what I've learned in the past (almost) two years between offering my first print in my shop and today. The Quit Your Day Job and Featured Seller interviews have always been some of my favorite parts of the Etsy blog because there is so much we can learn from each other, as artisans, sellers and people. Not just about marketing and shop knowledge, but about having a positive attitude and really believing that there is a place in this world for work made with our own hands and consumer connections beyond mass marketing and big box stores.

I hope, if you read this interview, it helps you with your own creative visions and motivates you in the way that so many past interviews have motivated me. We have a lot of time in some ways, and in other ways, just a little... we might as well spend that time doing things that make us fulfilled :)