Writer Elisabeth from AronaDesignsOnly a day late, we would like to welcome our Wednesday featured artist here! Her work is beautiful AND there is a giveaway-more about that lady. We'll get right into the interview:
Your name: Holly Ann Shaw
Your shop name(s): Haleighanna's Hands
-Give away item (optional, but it gets more visibility to your shop): Here's the giveawaywww.etsy.com/listing/
Introduce yourself!: (a little about yourself-bio): I am a Midwestern girl who decided to follow a dream and moved to Portland, Oregon. I left a corporate job so that I could work on getting to know myself better as an artist. I have been a Christ-follower for the last 15 years and have counseled adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse for the last five years, helping them to heal and grow closer to Christ.
How did you get your start on Etsy?: Etsy is a great platform for getting your work out into the marketplace. I love the fact that I can get my work out in front of people who are looking for handmade items.
How did you choose your shop name?: In college I had a friend who told me that I should start spelling my name as "Ha-leigh-anna" and it stuck. And since this is the work of my hands, I decided to call my store Haleighanna's Hands.
What does a typical day look like for you?:
Most of day is spent in my studio, working with paper, paint and glue. The late afternoons I am cooking, or working on my blog, or social media.
If you could be anywhere in the world for one day, where would it be?: Without a doubt, I would spend the day on the Isle of Skye in Scotland. Rich, deep colors mixed with incredible landscapes and solitude.
What is your favorite Bible verse?:
For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers,
neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
What is your favorite Etsy item listing to feature?
My mixed media wall tree art
Where else can we find you online?
Now everyone, to win this awesome floral wall art piece, just go to Holly's shop and look around. When you see an item that you want to snatch up and take home with you, come back HERE and comment below citing that item. Remember, if you don't name a favorite item we'll assume you don't want to be entered and will just be thankful for your kind words. Please leave your address so that we may contact you in case you win.
To read last weeks feature go here and the winner is Hannah of Banana Orange Apple!