World, Meet Marianna of Stargirljoolz & myfredandginger
I always love getting to know other people who love Etsy as much as I do! It's a bonus when you find someone that is both a crafter and into all things vintage! I am so excited to introduce a fellow Michigander, Marianna ofstargirljoolzandmyfredandginger! She was very nice and answered a bunch of questions for me! I hope you enjoy her answers and that they inspire you!
How old were you when you began crafting?
From a very young age like 3 or 4. Art supplies have always made my heart go pitter patter.
I tend to buy and list find that I absolutely love. Especially when I find a pair of shoes or a dress that isn't in my size but I just adore, it makes me happy to know someone else will get to enjoy it and in the mean time I can drool over them until they sell :)
^There are more fantastic finds, like this scarf, in Marianna's vintage shop, myfredandginer!
Where do you go about finding your inspiration?
Etsy is a great place to shop and find inspiration. Flea markets, antique shops, estate sales and google...I LOVE using the google image feature.
How do you organize you creative thoughts and ideas?
On my computer I fill up many "Inspiration" folders with pictures and I sketch a lot of ideas and pieces out in my sketch books. I'll also pull pictures from magazines or books, not necessarily of jewelry but sometimes it'll be a pattern or color combo in a dress or pillow that caught my eye.
What are some words that you live by?
Create what makes you happy.
Don't be scared to take chances or try something new.
Remember to stop and look around where ever you are, there's inspiration EVERYWHERE!
Go left when everyone else goes right, dare to be different and most importantly, laugh, smile and enjoy yourself each day!
Is there anything else you would like to share?
BUY HANDMADE! It's so important to support small businesses and local and artistans. Shop Etsy! There is so many great artists and shops it'll make your head spin...but in a good way :)
Please take a moment to visit Marianna's shops! She's a great Etsian who deserves your hearts, she is most certainly a favorite!