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i have a post in the works about what is going on in the life of lesley and Pink Graffiti, but in the meantime, take a look at some pretty things.
Floral Poplin babydoll dress
just one of many many dresses i fell in love with at Charlotte Russe. i even bought matching turquoise sandals to wear to the wedding!
Gorrill gladiator sandals from Aldo.
pretty shoes, pretty flowers and very very pretty colors. i think i even have a necklace to finish it off.
Saturday, January 23, 2010
Padma working in her studio. her Etsy shoppe currently sells clothing, home decor and accessories, all hand painted and printed in her Brooklyn studio. we actually met through my mother and her friend, Rauf, who lives in India.
Padma was kind enough to answer some of my interview questions:
Tell us a bit about yourself, your shop, what you design/create!
Five years ago, one Fall day, just for fun, I enrolled in an evening class of experimental screen printing at FIT, and now forever got hooked on the tactile medium. The interplay of the substrate is simply addictive.
How do you like selling on Etsy so far? Would you like to start selling anywhere else?
I just started, and I like the venue very much, but all the sales I made so far are from my friends and family :). So, That's not exactly true measure of sales... Yes, I want to try other avenues, high end boutiques, museums and custom orders.
Natural and eco-friendly materials. I really try to be a fair trader and use low impact resources in the production process. My favourite tool is a loaded brush:).
A lot of photography (my main source of imagery), a lot of reading, 'looking' and painting.
Where do you look for inspiration?
Everywhere... Nature, literature, and new york city streets.
Don't give up on your dream, and don't give up on your day job until your dream becomes real/possible. Personally and surprisingly, I am more creative and productive when I know my bills are getting paid than being a full time Artist and I am a 24/7 worry knot.
Where do you see your business going? Any future plans?
I want to enter home furnishing and interior design market and explore custom designs for fashion houses.
Anything else you'd like to share?