Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Dawn Metz of Dawn Boutique is our new Etsy Seller of the day

Who are you?

Dawn Metz

Where are you located?

Meridian, Idaho

What do you create?

I create whatever strikes my fancy but jewelry is my passion. I try to include something repurposed in everything I can.
Are you able to support yourself with your creations?

I would love to be able to support myself this way but right now most of my energy goes to my family. I have always been creative but I am just getting my feet wet with selling my creations.

Where do you sell your creations?

Where do you create?

I am in the midst of revamping the way I use my house so I can have a room where works in progress will can be left out and safe.

What inspires you?

Color and shape- most of all I look around and see a million ways to use things that would otherwise sit idle. It's so exciting to put old things together in a new way!

What are your goals?

Some day I want to expand my skill set by becoming a metal smith. When my youngest is in first grade, I want to spend lots more time crafting. Right now, I am very on and off with bursts of creativity and then no time to work. I want that to change, I want to get out and about to meet other crafters and do a little something every day. I have no formal training, so I have to play to learn new techniques.

What do you friends and family think of your creations?

The comment I hear most often about my work is "I NEVER would have thought of that!".
What do you do when you are not creating?

I spend a lot of time with friends and family. I volunteer in my children's classes. I work for a 3-D fetal ultrasound service when time allows. Being there is a pleasure. The families who come for ultrasounds are so tuned in to the joy life has to offer. The best thing about my life is that right now I don't have to obligate my extra time to anything I don't care about.

Is there anything else you would like to share with us?

I think the time I spent as a teacher had a huge impact on my ability to break my mind from thinking in a box. I value people who turn my train of thought in a direction I wouldn't have gone on my own. A child is the best person to look to if you want to broaden your view of the world. I never would have blossomed into myself without having children in my life.
For more pictures of Dawn's great work please visit her etsy shop http://dawnboutique.etsy.com/ . For some reason this morning I was only one of the pictures I included showed on my blog. Sorry for the inconvience.


UniqueNurseGranny said...

Nice feature with a talented artist.

picciolo said...

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