Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Our Interview with Asian Expressions

"Kimono - Yucata"
Who are you?
My name is Uyen, I have an Etsy shop www.asianexpresions.etsy.com

Where are you located?
I'm in Helena, Montana USA
What do you create?
I make anything I can get my hands on! I knit, crochet, sew, make jewelery, paint, I love crating!

Where do you sell your creations?
Where do you create?
I have a sewing/craft room where I spend most of my time. It is clutered with al kind of craft supplies, books, magazines, quilts, ' photograps, sewing machines, serger machine..... I'm a self confessed hoarder! I love fabric. I've joint FAA -- Fabric Addiction Anomynous not Federal Aviation Admistration LOL!

"Big Fabric Oragami Peace Crane"
What inspires you?
I love to create. I love art and craft. I can not imagine life without art.

Is your Etsy shop a full-time job, part-time job, or hobby?
My Etsy shop stared out as a hobby but it seem to take a life of it own, now I'm so busy I barely have time to breath, but I enjoy it and still see it as a hobby.

What type of marketing is the most effective for you?

I don't know yet. I'm new at online marketting. I joint many goups such as Indiepublic, Workspace, Flickr...I'm a proud member of The Etsy Design Style team, Japanmaniac Etsy team, Boomers and Beyond Etsy team and Big Sky Montana Etsay team.

What do you do when you are not creating?
I can't think of any time that I'm not creating, either making something or sketching or thinking about what I'm going to make.

What role does creativity play in your marketing methods?
I hope people see that my products are quality handmade, unique, one of the kind, and aside from their practical use; they are artful.
What are your goals?
Make many, many friends, sales are an added bonus.

"Kimono - Yucata"
How do you envision your creations being used by your customers?
I hope my customers enjoy,love, and treasure them.

Etsy: http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5653104

Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/asianexpressions/


AltheaP said...

Uyen's work is lovely, and she's a very lovely person, too!

On a Whimsey said...

I met Uyen on line through an Etsy team (BBEST) and now realise she is an IDT member too!!!

A very talented lady and a lovely one too!

Judy Elizabeth said...

Uyen of Asian Expressions is a total delight and a wonderful artisan. I have many of her beautifully designed and constructed Peace Cranes and Butterflies as well as a gorgeous kimono!

Accolades to you Uyen!

Warm regards, Judy elizabeth

Asianexpressions said...

Thank you so much for such a wonderful, delightful write up!


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