Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Audrey Country Crafts is our featured artist today


Who are you?
Audrey Friesen

Where are you located?
Manitoba, Canada

What do you create?
I do Decorative/Tole painting on anything that will sit still long enough. Everythng from wood (which I cut out myself), tin, jean blankets, jean tote bags, sleighs, stools, you name it. I've also started making raggedy tote bags.

Where do you sell your creations?

On Etsy mostly, I do have one other shoppe, and for Oct - Christmas my friends and I have a "Christmas Craft Store" in the local mall. http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=6272600

Where do you create?
I have a wood shop attached to my hubby's shop, and also have a room in the house where I can paint and sew. It's nice being able to close the door on the mess sometimes.

What inspires you?
Oh my - well, I would have to say nature, other crafters, things I see at the store, on T.V. or anywhere really.

What are your goals?
Well, it would be nice to make enough money selling crafts to make my hubby happy (LOL). I would like to be able to support my crafting addiction with what I sell.

Are you able to support yourself with your creations?
Not even close! It would be nice though.

What do you friends and family think of your creations?
They are quite impressed. Most of my friends also are crafters/artists but we all create different product. It's still great to get together and compare experiences and ideas.

What do you do when you are not creating?

Laundry, dishes, cooking, cleaning - the everyday duties of a mom/wife. I drive a school bus to help support the family and my crafting.

Is there anything else you would like to share with us?
I've been crafting for about 15 years now. Started when the youngest was 2 years old. I saw an ad in the local paper for a beginner folkart painting class and hubby suggested that I go as a way to get out of the house for awhile. At the time I was a stay-at-home mom. Obviously he didn't realize it would become an addiction and take over a room in the house and part of his shop!! He might be sorry now. (LOL)

Please list your blog, twitter, Facebook or other address you would like to promote.
Three blogs: http://audreyscountrycrafts.blogspot.com
http://audreyscountrycraftsgiveaway.blogspot.com
http://audreysrecipes.blogspot.com

Thank you for answering my questions and sharing with us.

45 comments:

Audrey said...

Thanks so much for the wonderful feature!! You have made my day!!

artbytomas said...

Wow, this was the real sip of a fresh air to me.
Thank you. Love grows indeed in little houses. That's fine. Yet is it possible to grasp (to explain) why did the huge cities become passed by the love?
You are welcomed to my http://artbytomas.blogspot.com/
I hope you will have a good time with my pictures too and I will get your precious comments.
Thank you once again.

she said...

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every shoe fits not every foot. ....................................................

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Make yourself necessary to someone...................................................

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責人之心責己,恕己之心恕人。.............................................

韋于倫成 said...

the best as always thanks ........................................

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子帆 said...

God helps those who help themselves...................................................

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柏強 said...

好看耶~一定每天有空給你支持..................................................................

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路過留言支持~~~..................................................................

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Never hesitate to hold out your hand; never hesitate to accept the outstretched hand of another..................................................................

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Fancy may kill or cure...................................................

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愛,拆開來是心和受兩個字。用心去接受對方的一切,用心去愛對方的所有。......................................................................

515152 said...

世間事沒有一樣沒有困難,只要有信心去做,至少可以做出一些成績。..................................................

仲惠娟惠娟亨 said...

人生中最好的禮物就是屬於自己的一部份..................................................

亦奈美妮 said...

Look before you leap.................................................

子吳吳豪 said...

享受你自己的生活,不要與他人相比。......................................................

1615 said...

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守何何何韋 said...

生存乃是不斷地在內心與靈魂交戰;寫作是坐著審判自己。..................................................

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