I wasn't sure how to write this part so I figured I'd just interview myself to make it easier. ;)
What's up with the store name?
I'm constantly correcting folks on how I spell my name so I figured I'd kill two birds with one stone.
How'd you start your Etsy gig?
I am a social worker by trade, but an artist at heart. I left my career as a child protective services investigator about 15 years ago when my oldest was born and burn-out quickly got the best of me. I had always wanted to be an artist but didn't think I could possibly make it my job until I was forced to find (or create) a new career. Desperation is a great motivator. ;)
As my kids have grown so has my business. Today I am raising two teenagers and three crazy German hunting dogs while also working full-time as an artist.
I also want to mention that I am still passionate about helping at-risk kids so I am a CASA volunteer as well. If you have a local chapter...consider becoming an advocate - it's a phenomenal & desperately-needed program!
You seem obsessed with dogs...what's up with that?
It's funny you should notice my dog-obsession. ;) I'm crazy about them...and horses...and sloths - pretty much anything with four legs & fur.
What's your happiness policy?
In a nutshell, if you don't like something about a purchase you made, please let me know. You'll only hurt my feelings if you give me a bad review without letting me fix the problem for you. It's really that simple. Boom. ;)