Today I would like to introduce you to on of my friends and a great team leader on my team “STATTEAM”, meet Johannah from JoLynns Hobby Shop. Johannah has been with me on my team for a long while, I promoted her to a leader because she endlessly is helping others and writes articles about other team members on the STATTEAM blog. Her shop is much like her personality, fun and full of vivacious energy!
Hippie Chic Jewelz:Please give us a brief bio, where you are from and how you started in this field?
I was born New Jersey and live in Pennsylvania. I’m SAHM to 4yr old boy,have an awesome hubby,they are my world world an love them.
Well, I always had a love for art/crafts this started 2 yrs ago when my sister passed away unexpectedly. Her daughters lived me for brief time, I don’t have any girls, so I started making them Tutu’s/Hair Accessories. It saved money having to buy them and let me get creative.
Hippie Chic Jewelz:When did you first discover your creative talents?
It started early for me, I love painting and drawing though I haven’t done any painting in while. Painting is a talent that my Dad passed on to me.
Hippie Chic Jewelz:Could you tell us about some of your work?
It’s kid inspired for Boys and Girls with everything from clothing and accessories to decorating rooms.
Hippie Chic Jewelz:What inspires you to keep going and how do you keep yourself motivated?
Johannah: What keeps me going is a love of learning new crafts and the other amazing women in this field.
Hippie Chic Jewelz: How will you describe your style?
Hippie Chic Jewelz:What is your approach to design?
Johannah: Make it cute!
Hippie Chic Jewelz: Describe your workshop/studio for us:
Johannah: Well, currently I don’t have a workspace, I tend to hoard the kitchen or living room to work! LOL! I think might need a work space soon! 🙂
Hippie Chic Jewelz:Any influences or anyone you look up to when it comes to designing?
Johannah: I don’t have anyone really I look up to, but I do admire alot other crafty woman that in this business.
Hippie Chic Jewelz: “What is Art?” is certainly too big of a question to ask here, but what do you hope your audience takes away from your art? What statement do you hope to make?
Johannah: They the saying “beauty is in the eye the beholder” I think that with art “Art is in the eye of beholder”.
Hippie Chic Jewelz: How do you bridge the gap of the business side of designing?
Johannah: You have keep learning and improving on what works and what doesn’t.
Hippie Chic Jewelz: Describe yourself in 5 words:
Johannah: I’m shy,funny, caring,friendly and clumsy. 🙂
Hippie Chic Jewelz: How has your experience been selling online?
Johannah: So far it’s been good, I didn’t go into this thinking I was going make alot money, I’m still learning and enjoying ride.
Hippie Chic Jewelz: What has been your most exciting moment as an artist?
Johannah: Knowing that some one LOVES what I made, “hearts” for my shop/Item and being featured in Treasuries.
Hippie Chic Jewelz: Do you have any advice for new artists?
Johannah: I still new myself so I can only say patience and learning are key. I also believe having a blog, FB page and Pinterest can also help. I’m not one for throwing myself out there, but if you have business and your wanting a crowd then throwing yourself out there is what you should be doing.
Hippie Chic Jewelz: Where else can we find you online?
Johannah: You can find me on blog: http://www.jolynnshobbyshop.blogspot.com
FB Page: http://www.facebook.com/jolynnshobbyshop