Wednesday, February 4, 2009

I'd like you to meet Kevin!

What is your craft of choice, and how long have you been doing that?

Airbrush, I have been working professionally forn sixteen years.

How did you get started?

I attend classes at the Indianalois Art Center. Ater finishing the course,I practiced three to four hours a day,after one month I decided to try and sell my work. I set up an easel in my front yard to attract attention within one hour I made my first sale, after one month I decided to make my living as an airbrush artist. I traveled from Elyria Ohio down to Florida selling my work along the way.

What is your inspiration?
I give credit to the Great Creator that blessed me with my talent. My Earthly inspirations are many, I would have to say the most important is Julia Cameron author of the"Artist's way" Her book motivated me to put my talent into action, and to have the courage,and confidence in myself to forge ahead.

How long have you been on Etsy?
One month! I am very new, so I am in the learning stages, I have much work to do. I guess the work never stops as I believe one must constantly evolve,and improve in order to survive.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
Hopefully successful enough to employ several airbrush artists. Possibly expanding the business to include screen printing of my airbrush designs.

What is the most challenging thing about having an online business?
Getting my shop noticed! If people don't know you are there you have no business.I have found this to be more challenging than I had thought it would be. I am constantly promoting, networking,and learning new ways to promote my Etsy shop.

What is the most rewarding thing about having an online business?
Being able to work from my home.This cuts the cost of rent on a brick,and mortar shop.That money can be used to buy stock,sundries,and to promote my business. It also cuts travel expenses.

How does your internet business fit into your life? Is it your job or do you have another job as well?

This is it for me.I am a dedicated full time airbrush artist,online business person. I feel fortunate to be able to dedicate the time it takes to make a successful business.

When you are not crafting, how do you spend your time?
I spend my time with my Father,I like to make him laugh,and do things for him that he can't do for himself,as he is seventy seven years old. I also like to read good books, and cook.

Are there any links you’d like to share?
This is my Etsy shop
This is my instructional video
Here is a link to my flickr slideshow for anyone that would like to see my work.

Click on any of the photos for more information! Thank you Kevin!

2 comments: said...

His work is beautiful...I'm amazed at what can be created with that little "spray thingy"..:)

Melissa said...

Great interview! Nice to meet you Kevin. I wish you much success!!

I totally agree...I am also amazed at what can be done with that 'spray thingy.' :) WOW!

Hugs Robyn!!


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