Before you read this weeks interview let me introduce myself~
My name is Felicia and my Etsy shop is Scrapzville.
I've just taken over the Tea & Chat on Saturdays, ideally this would mean that I meet you lovely Etsy Ireland Team people and over a cup of tea you answer some random questions, but since we are internet-y folk, it means that you get to answer the questions by email (though drinking tea at the time is optional!)
If you would like to feature in future posts then please answer the questions and email them to me at ftdphoenix(at)iolfree(dot)ie. Don't forget to add some photos ( we all want to see your work!) and any links to your Etsy shop, blogs, website etc.
The Questions Are......
1. What has been your art/craft journey so far?
2. What are your 3 favourite products to work with?
3. What is your favourite quote?
4. If you could have a perfect work space, what would it look like?
5. Who, or what inspires you?
6. What is the most important lesson you have learned in your creative business?
7. Marmite or Marmalade?
8. What has been your proudest moment?
Now, may I introduce Amelie Gagne!
1: What has been your art/craft journey so far?
I've been painting and doing little crafty bits since as far as I can
remember... My mum thought me crochet, embroidery and knitting, my
godmother gave a craft class every Saturday where I did collage, macrame
etc... I did Presentation Design in college which touched everything from
theatre backdrop to window dressing and had several different crafty jobs
after that, my favorite being a sculptor/artist making the floats for a
big winter carnival we have in Québec...It's only after moving to
and working in an art gallery that I got the urge of concentrating on
painting, which is going quite well...! And just over a year ago I thought
of branching out in jewellery making as an other way to use the images I
was producing... I don't have any in my shop at the moment but I'm working
2:What are your three favourite products to work with?
Mmmm. I love Windsor &
good old B&J brush cleaner, and my collection of brushes I suppose... Some
of them are from my college days and everytime I'm travelling somwhere
I'll pick up a brush or two... A cheap and useful souvenir...!
3: What is your favourite quote?
It's by Goethe: "Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it.
Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it now"
4: If you could have your perfect work space what would it look like?
I have a folder on my laptop called "studio inspiration" ;) My ideal
space would be a large loft with skylights and LOTS of storage shelves and
would also be a gallery where people can come and see what I have in the
5: Who or what inspires you?
Colours, garden design, children's books, bold designs & patterns, and I'm
a big fan of Tim Burton...
6: What is the most important lesson you have learned in your creative
business?The importance of dreaming big and making small steps ALL THE TIME towards
7: Marmite or Marmalade??
I'm a Nutella and Jam person.. ;)
8: What has been your proudest moment?
Being asked to feature on Nationwide I think...! And three years ago I had
a solo exhibition on
to the opening I was really chuffed!
my website: http://www.ameliegallery.com/
my blog: http://www.ameliegallery.blogspot.com/
my etsy shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/ameliegallery
my fan page: http://www.facebook.com/ameliegallery