Name: Amy Larkin
Etsy Store: http://www.amylarkin.etsy.com
Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/amyyolarkin
What are some goals for your Etsy store?
Having just recently moved to Germany, I needed to find a new venue to sell my art as well as connect with the artist community here in Germany. Iâ•˙d like to sustain myself as a fulltime working artist and use Etsy to get my product recognized as well as create new relationships with fellow Esty artists.
What item has been a best seller in your Etsy store?
I am just getting started on Etsy, so I don't currently have a best seller. Currently I have only listed hand-sewn items such as baby bibs and quilted blankets. Ultimately I would like to soon post some of my other work, mixed media collages on paper and encaustic paintings.
How would you describe your style?
I am a multi-media artist and use many different materials and techniques. I am always wanting to find and work with new materials and to push myself to try new techniques, finding new relationships between different mediums. My work is colorful and often I play with the relationship of hard and soft or delicate and bold.
Is this your full time work?
Yes, this is my full time work, and I hope to be able to support myself with my art here in Germany.
Where do you do your work?
I work from my home, and have a space for my office as well as sewing machine. I also have a separate studio dedicated to my painting and mixed media collage.
How would you like to see Etsy develop in Germany?
I hope to see Etsy develop in Germany as much as it has in the States. Most people I have met here have never heard of Etsy, but with venues such as the Etsy Germany Street team I think it will gain some momentum and awareness.
What do you see as some of the benefits/potential benefits of being part of the German Etsy Street Team?
I think as an artist it is most important to have a community to relate to, share ideas, give feedback to each other and so on. This is especially important for me having just moving here and needing to rebuild a local community. German Etsy Street Team will be a great starting part for me, so thank you!