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Featured Seller: indigotwin

Oct 6, 2010

by indigotwin

Etsy.com handmade and vintage goods

Tell us a bit about yourself.

Indigo Twin hails from small town Maine. We are Kirsten and Cortney, identical twin sisters who have always enjoyed creating art together. From crayon rubbings as small children to works of art as adults, we have always given each other inspiration. We both graduated from the University of Maine with Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees in 1998 and love that we have been able to use our artistic skills to, let’s say, “bring home the bacon.” We have always wanted to have art be our careers and now, thanks to Etsy, that dream has come true!

Apart from creating things, what do you do?

Kirsten is an art teacher and teaches 650 students in elementary and middle school. She is also getting her masters degree in special education and should be graduating next spring. Kirsten lives with her boyfriend Will and they have a two-year-old son, Kai, who is the love of their lives. They are often busy renovating a “fixer-upper” on the lake. She also works with stoneware clay when she gets a break from teaching and grad school and also loves to spend as much time outdoors as possible.

Cortney runs a busy household of five. She has a six-year-old son, Evan, a four-year-old daughter, Maya, and a two-year-old son, Jackson. You can often find all of them at the crafting table next to their mom. Her husband Jeff helps out with the creative computer stuff, like business card design and Photoshop. She also loves to paint in her spare time (yeah, right) and has another Etsy shop called Indigotwinart. She is currently renovating her 100-year-old farmhouse with her husband and always doing lots of DIY projects.

FS_Indigo_2.jpgWhat first made you want to become an artist?

We both feel as if we were born with crayons in our hands. Both of our parents are very creative in their own right. Dad is great at drawing and is always sketching out his newest plan or invention. Mom is handy with scissors and made a lot of our clothes when we were little girls. She has an eye for design and has always been able to put together combinations of fabric and beads.

When it came time to go to college, we both enrolled in the art program because it was fun and challenging, even though our professors told us, “Artists don’t make a living from art.” We didn’t care and decided to go for it!

We always had similar interests and started our Etsy shop on a weekend get-together a few years ago. We always tried to have a project to work on when we spent time together. We started with some alphabet blocks and a bag of paper clay, and here we are!

Please describe your creative process.

We live about four hours away from each other so we work in our own studios. We primarily use clay made from paper, which makes it similar to paper mache. The clay air dries so there is no need for a kiln or glazes. We both sketch our ideas before we sculpt. Everything is done by hand and we don’t use any molds. This way, each product is truly one of a kind.

We paint all of our pieces with acrylic or enamel paints and then antique the finished product to bring out all of the grooves and textures. Cortney sculpts and paints everyday, and when she’s away from home she sketches. She comes up with ideas when she’s sitting at her daughter’s dance class, sitting on the beach, or watching her oldest son’s hockey practice. She finds time to sculpt, email, answer convos, pack boxes and list items between taking care of her young family.

What handmade possession do you most cherish?

Cortney’s most cherished handmade possession is her engagement ring that was made from a design her husband created. The ring was crafted by an old man in Nova Scotia who used the lost wax process.

Kirsten’s most cherished handmade possession is the belly cast that of her enormous pregnant belly just a week before she had her son.

Name your top five books, movies, musicians, and websites besides Etsy.

Books:FS_indigo_1.jpg
To Kill a Mockingbird
I Know This Much Is True
by Wally Lamb
The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks

Movies:
Fantastic Mr. Fox
My Best Friend’s Wedding
Fools Rush In
Natural Born Killers
A River Runs Through It
Thelma & Louise

Music:
Indigo Girls
Jack Johnson
Tori Amos
City and Colour
Sarah McLachlan

Websites:
Neither of us spend much time on any websites. Maybe someday we will find the time!

What advice would you give to artists who are new to Etsy?

A great photo is worth a thousand words. A nicely lit, cropped photo can sell your product and you have to make something you love. We are constantly evolving our products to offer the best possible quality to our customers and that means editing our photos, rewriting our descriptions and checking our tags. We try very hard to have great customer service, which means answering all convos quickly, packing our pieces safely and finishing custom orders within a few short weeks.

What are your favorite features on Etsy? What new features would you like to see?

We really like the Treasuries and have been lucky enough to be featured in quite a few. A new feature we would like to see is a way to make the editing process easier. We have a lot of sales and promotions and we’re always tweaking and editing our listings. We’d like to have a way to go back to the last edited listing instead of the first page.

FS_Indigo_3.jpgHow do you promote your work?

We have a website and a blog. We also have a Twitter account, which we use when we list a brand new item. We also have a Facebook page.

We really just list a few items each day and Etsy does the rest!

In ten years, where would you like to be?

We would both love to be making art full-time, spending time with our fabulous families, each in our own renovated homes. When not creating art, Kirsten would love to spend her off time traveling in a tent camper with her small family, visiting all of the national parks to recharge her creative inspiration.

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228 comments

  • DecoFamara

    DecoFamara said 7 years ago

    Nice work.

  • FlanneryCrane

    FlanneryCrane said 7 years ago

    I always look forward to the spotlight articles. I enjoyed reading about your lifestyle of art and creating, and happy to read about the "nests" you are creating. I am sure these will be a work of art also. Best Wishes to both!

  • jbeaudet

    jbeaudet said 7 years ago

    These are so cute! It's so nice to see sisters creating art together. Good luck to both of you in your future careers!

  • HouseOfMoss

    HouseOfMoss said 7 years ago

    I love the folk-art look of your pieces!

  • Colettesboutique

    Colettesboutique said 7 years ago

    Great article. Love those birds.

  • flabbergastbanana

    flabbergastbanana said 7 years ago

    Top hat bird is rad!! it must be really fun to be twin sisters!

  • polkadotmagpie

    polkadotmagpie said 7 years ago

    What a fun pair these twins are! Long time shop favorite. Horray for featured seller! xo

  • ozzana

    ozzana said 7 years ago

    Very interesting, cute items! Congrats!

  • NaturalAmber

    NaturalAmber said 7 years ago

    What a fun quirky shop! I really enjoyed this. Wishing you much success.

  • LuckyLadybugJewelry

    LuckyLadybugJewelry said 7 years ago

    The artist within each of you shines in your work - as do your hearts and spirits. Keep up the good work! Best wishes for your dreams.

  • katylunsford

    katylunsford said 7 years ago

    very nice article

  • JewelryByJLy

    JewelryByJLy said 7 years ago

    Great Article! <3 the sisters for sharing! Congratulations featured sellers!!

  • bylynnkrestel

    bylynnkrestel said 7 years ago

    working with a sister looks like sooo much fun!! hope you have lots of success these next couple of days!!

  • appleblossomfl

    appleblossomfl said 7 years ago

    YAY! I love this shop! I got a customized cupcake sitting on a letter "c" block and it's one of my very favorite cupcake items! Congrats on the feature!

  • VoulezVousVintage

    VoulezVousVintage said 7 years ago

    Enjoyed this article very much! Love the Santa in his turquoise pajamas! :)

  • lterrill9

    lterrill9 said 7 years ago

    Best of success to you, thank you for sharing your story!

  • lterrill9

    lterrill9 said 7 years ago

    Thank you for sharing your story, best of luck to you two!

  • knightcloth

    knightcloth said 7 years ago

    Great creations, I love that the work is a cartoon instead of antonomically corrects. Your "stuff" makes me laugh and how cool to be working with your sister.

  • baltica

    baltica said 7 years ago

    How very original! I'm intrigued by the paper clay you use... Sounds fun!

  • buysomelove

    buysomelove said 7 years ago

    Oh wow. Love the talent! It must be awesome to be working alonside your sister.

  • CremeDeLaGems

    CremeDeLaGems said 7 years ago

    Sounds like you both have so much fun creating together! Awesome interview, and such amazing talent! Thank you for sharing :)

  • ezliving

    ezliving said 7 years ago

    Interesting items! they're cute for Halloween great.

  • beadfreaky

    beadfreaky said 7 years ago

    Love your charming folk art style! Congratulations on your success :)

  • PinkVelvetBird

    PinkVelvetBird said 7 years ago

    Love your use of color! This is totally my vision of a great holiday :) We should have halloween all year round! Pink Velvet Bird

  • KikiLaRu

    KikiLaRu said 7 years ago

    Huge IndigoTwin fan here....In fact, I've used two of their wonderful creations in product shots for my shop! They are so gracious and friendly, and their work is just wonderful. Was a real pleasure reading more about them! Congratulations on all your success, ladies! I just know your 10-year-wish will come true. :) xo dawn from kiki la ru

  • junkyardglitter

    junkyardglitter said 7 years ago

    Twinsies! This is a great FS. You girls are so cute!

  • junkyardglitter

    junkyardglitter said 7 years ago

    Oh and I see you are a Brad Pitt fan too!

  • chasedreams

    chasedreams said 7 years ago

    Wow, great story and wonderful products! So much fun, thanks for sharing!

  • babinka1981

    babinka1981 said 7 years ago

    Awesome works!

  • pipistrellecrochet

    pipistrellecrochet said 7 years ago

    One of my favourite sellers - great stuff! :D

  • Splurge

    Splurge said 7 years ago

    Congrats Kirsten and Courtney! I've just received my second order of custom people sculptures from Indigotwin and love them! Each of the 7 people I have ordered have been amazing.

  • hattieshouse

    hattieshouse said 7 years ago

    Glad to see that you are the featured artists and how cool that you are twins! I still appreciate and adore the snowman you did for me a year ago. Thanks again!

  • theapplecobbler

    theapplecobbler said 7 years ago

    You have been a fav of mine for a while, and I am so excited to see you as the FS. I just love your style!

  • YuraPockylover

    YuraPockylover said 7 years ago

    Love the wonderful creation pieces! I'm an identical twin myself too ^^

  • shizendesigns

    shizendesigns said 7 years ago

    Oh my gosh, I love you shop so much!!

  • peacesofindigo

    peacesofindigo said 7 years ago

    awesome girls and shop. love your name. :D

  • cocorosecouture

    cocorosecouture said 7 years ago

    neat to hear a twin story- i have twin boys and I always wonder if they'll do something together like this-great feature

  • DIVINEsweetness

    DIVINEsweetness said 7 years ago

    cool sisters! love your work. Keep up the good work =)

  • isewcute

    isewcute said 7 years ago

    Your work is adorable! Congrats on the feature!

  • SundustStudio

    SundustStudio said 7 years ago

    A very cool team indeed.

  • JulieAnnLopez

    JulieAnnLopez said 7 years ago

    I've been a fan of indigotwin since joining Etsy.(for a long time I thought they were called indigo town!) It's nice to know more about them. Inspired!

  • 3pearls

    3pearls said 7 years ago

    Love your things! There are lots of smiling cats in the world but that is a really good one. And I'm a sucker for a good sister story :)

  • victoriaelizabethqoc

    victoriaelizabethqoc said 7 years ago

    That was a great feature story. I think my favorite part is both women knowing what they wanted to do, getting the education needed and then putting their skills to work.

  • moondogfarm

    moondogfarm said 7 years ago

    woot woot! from one maine shop owner to another...CONGRATS!

  • indigotwin

    indigotwin said 7 years ago

    That's our girls!! So PROUD and impressed with your talents. Dad

  • indigotwin

    indigotwin said 7 years ago

    :) Haha...Thanks DAD!

  • jamieribisi

    jamieribisi said 7 years ago

    Congrats Indigotwin!!!! You both show us what a cool shop from Maine is-- Way to represent!

  • GildedCageDesign

    GildedCageDesign said 7 years ago

    Love your skulls and pumpkins. Congrats on the feature!!

  • RockisSupplies

    RockisSupplies said 7 years ago

    Awesome artists - love your talented work! Congrats!

  • JuJuBells

    JuJuBells said 7 years ago

    I love your shop! Especially the Happy Halloween Pumpkins!

  • LeafandInk

    LeafandInk said 7 years ago

    Even better than "Grilled Cheesus" ! Just gotta say... Have a great day! LeafandInk

  • RomanceCatsAndWhimsy

    RomanceCatsAndWhimsy said 7 years ago

    LOVE your shop!!! Fun product. I wish you both continued success!

  • heartworksbylori

    heartworksbylori said 7 years ago

    What a fun shop run by two very distinct but talented sisters! Thanks for sharing your story and inspiration.

  • myvintagecrush

    myvintagecrush said 7 years ago

    adorable sisters + adorable art work very fun stuff!

  • grandpacharlieswkshp

    grandpacharlieswkshp said 7 years ago

    Interesting to hear about twins and the creative process. I have twin grand daughters, Aubrey and Ella. They are nearly 3 years old, adopted from Korea by my daughter and her husband. I made them a rocking horse from red oak and it started my journey on Etsy. I'm anxious to see how their creative process develops. Thanks for sharing your story!

  • mermadison

    mermadison said 7 years ago

    i LOVED seeing the beagle! beautiful work-keep on keeping on :-)

  • BarkingBirds

    BarkingBirds said 7 years ago

    Everything in your shop is totally adorable! Congrats!

  • craftpile

    craftpile said 7 years ago

    awww...your dad wrote on here...how sweet! Congrats to the two of you. Adorable creations :)

  • EvenAndy

    EvenAndy said 7 years ago

    Great article! Great work in your shop! Thanks for sharing your process!

  • KnittyLittleThings

    KnittyLittleThings said 7 years ago

    Love this! Great sister story and fantastic shop! Congrats!

  • EdensEndeavors

    EdensEndeavors said 7 years ago

    It is easy to see how passionate you both are about your work. Each item tells a story and your photos are fantastic!

  • WinchesterLambourne

    WinchesterLambourne said 7 years ago

    Lovely work!

  • kimmchi

    kimmchi said 7 years ago

    adorable, great consistent aesthetic

  • OhDearWatson

    OhDearWatson said 7 years ago

    so cool - I wish I was a twin!

  • PurpleDeerVintage

    PurpleDeerVintage said 7 years ago

    FUN!

  • jewelrycollectibles

    jewelrycollectibles said 7 years ago

    Great. Two more talented Maine artists.

  • EverybodyElse

    EverybodyElse said 7 years ago

    Charming work. Neat to hear about these artists.

  • Morado

    Morado said 7 years ago

    Such a cute shop! I love it :o)

  • Asianexpressions

    Asianexpressions said 7 years ago

    Nice shop! I like your reading and music lists.

  • Parachute425

    Parachute425 said 7 years ago

    Cute stuff! Congratulations and continued sucess to you both.

  • ByronMorrisArt

    ByronMorrisArt said 7 years ago

    thats some funny stuff! Thanks for the giggle...

  • ModernMarvelousHome

    ModernMarvelousHome said 7 years ago

    Your items are very fun and festive. You are lucky to share this as sisters even with the physical distance apart. Congratulations to you both!

  • bellasparty

    bellasparty said 7 years ago

    Great work!

  • LisaManuels

    LisaManuels said 7 years ago

    Lovely work! :D

  • bedbuggs

    bedbuggs said 7 years ago

    Great Feature! Love this shop! :)

  • FerntreeStudio

    FerntreeStudio said 7 years ago

    Fabulous stuff and congrats on the feature! angie

  • hankietankie

    hankietankie said 7 years ago

    omg! congratulations! i can't believe one of you teaches 650 elementary kids & the other has 3 children! WOW...what busy gals, very inspirational & lovely work!!!

  • ModernShop

    ModernShop said 7 years ago

    Lovely items, I love that you create together!

  • Krystyna81

    Krystyna81 said 7 years ago

    wonderful feature! I think I'm the only artistic one out of 6 kids...it would be nice to share it with a sibling :) ps...for your next sale...try etsyonsale.com. It changes all of your listings in each selected section at once! http://www.etsy.com/forums_thread.php?thread_id=6641200

  • beadgiant

    beadgiant said 7 years ago

    Great story.

  • girltuesdayjewelry

    girltuesdayjewelry said 7 years ago

    I always wanted a twin sister! Beautiful work! Best of luck to you both.

  • TwinkleStarCrafts

    TwinkleStarCrafts said 7 years ago

    This is a great article! I enjoyed reading about the two of you for a lot of reasons...the most compelling of which is the fact that you are twins and are very close. As a mom of two sets of twins, I see first hand how special and strong the relationship between twins is. Congratulations on your success. Your items are wonderful. The candy corn ornaments are darling (and make me want to eat candy corn!) Continued success to you. Judy

  • twigsandheather

    twigsandheather said 7 years ago

    These twins love those twin's work! Yee haw!

  • auntiejill

    auntiejill said 7 years ago

    I adore the bunny I ordered from you a while back and was so impressed with your professionalism and the quality of your work. I'm so happy to see that you got featured!

  • quenchmetalworks

    quenchmetalworks said 7 years ago

    Congratulations on the featured spot, ladies!! Well deserved!

  • opheliasapothecary

    opheliasapothecary said 7 years ago

    love your work! congrats on featured seller....you two rock! blessings, ophelia

  • MaryJanesandGaloshes

    MaryJanesandGaloshes said 7 years ago

    Very Cute!

  • pearlavenuestudios

    pearlavenuestudios said 7 years ago

    I just love your work and was so happy to see you as featured artists!

  • OnTheRound

    OnTheRound said 7 years ago

    AHHH! Kirsten & Cortney your girls are AH+mazing! It was so nice to read about both of you! xoxo

  • FARStudios

    FARStudios said 7 years ago

    I love, love, LOVE this shop!

  • WSDreams

    WSDreams said 7 years ago

    WHAT an awesome story and an amazing shop!!! EVEN more incredible is to read about fellow Mainers!! :) Congrats on your feature!!! :)

  • ConstantGalore

    ConstantGalore said 7 years ago

    Loooooove it! Indigo Twins is one of my very shops on Etsy!!! And I have one of their pieces and I treasure it! I've gifted a few, too! :)

  • lilmisskaties

    lilmisskaties said 7 years ago

    Your creations are so whimsical and fun! Congrats on being featured! How great to be able to create together as sisters.

  • TheMysticCircleArt

    TheMysticCircleArt said 7 years ago

    I also have been a fan for awhile,Love all of their work.

  • humblebea

    humblebea said 7 years ago

    Congratulations! I love your art! (-:

  • theredshop

    theredshop said 7 years ago

    I love these! The articles are always wonderful. It's great to get some insight on how others work! :)

  • IndyGrrrlProductions

    IndyGrrrlProductions said 7 years ago

    Congrats! Cute shop : )

  • schoolformaps

    schoolformaps said 7 years ago

    As a twin, I love finding other twins in the crafty world! <3

  • VogueVixens

    VogueVixens said 7 years ago

    It must be nice to collaborate with someone whose mind works so in sync with your own. Good luck with your busy lives.

  • DownToTheWireDesigns

    DownToTheWireDesigns said 7 years ago

    Great work!

  • BlueCanvasStudios

    BlueCanvasStudios said 7 years ago

    Your shop made me smile and your bond makes me miss my sister 3 hours away!

  • DaleBCraft

    DaleBCraft said 7 years ago

    I don't usually go for "cute" but I have to say, I really love your shop. Very creative, fun stuff that makes me smile:)

  • themefragrance

    themefragrance said 7 years ago

    I so love the work!

  • HeyChica

    HeyChica said 7 years ago

    Great stuff, love your work!

  • gototes

    gototes said 7 years ago

    Beautiful and fun clay work. The family portrait is great! Congratulations!

  • moonsongranch

    moonsongranch said 7 years ago

    Your work is enchanting!!

  • unflappableproducts

    unflappableproducts said 7 years ago

    Congratulations on your success -such talent!

  • Twin1656

    Twin1656 said 7 years ago

    From one twin to another: I love your work and isn't being a twin the greatest blessing you have ever been given!

  • baconsquarefarm

    baconsquarefarm said 7 years ago

    Lovely shop plus congrats on being featured sellers and wish ya continued success too. :)

  • rozzie

    rozzie said 7 years ago

    charming! perfect for the season

  • TheTrendySparrow

    TheTrendySparrow said 7 years ago

    Your work is so cute and unique! You two have a lot of great talent!

  • camamiel

    camamiel said 7 years ago

    Wonderful shop! I love the crows.

  • ourfrontyard

    ourfrontyard said 7 years ago

    Absolutely Adorable!

  • iheartfink

    iheartfink said 7 years ago

    love it all. so cute and excellent.

  • CupcakesandPinups

    CupcakesandPinups said 7 years ago

    very cool.

  • imtallru2

    imtallru2 said 7 years ago

    So happy to see you featured! I am one of indigotwins' satisfied shoppers! My Mom LOVES the very special b-day gift I gave her last year - a handmade, mini "statue" of herself, made by indigotwin. The quality is excellent, the resemblance striking, and the service was awesome.

  • MarKoosModernDesign

    MarKoosModernDesign said 7 years ago

    I love these!! very unique

  • littlehoneypies

    littlehoneypies said 7 years ago

    cute stuff!

  • MichelleEliseQuilts

    MichelleEliseQuilts said 7 years ago

    Congrats on the feature! Representing the talent in Maine!

  • SpoonfulOfSugarShop

    SpoonfulOfSugarShop said 7 years ago

    Congratulations!! I love your creations!! :)

  • marbled

    marbled said 7 years ago

    Congrats!I love your shop!

  • wortsandcunning

    wortsandcunning said 7 years ago

    Hurray for Maine! I LOVE the vintage-inspired Halloween items! Much luck and success to both of you!

  • sweetpoppycat

    sweetpoppycat said 7 years ago

    You two are highly deserving of featured seller status!

  • oneofakindwisconsin

    oneofakindwisconsin said 7 years ago

    Hmmm I know someone I would like to give your "sloth skeleton" to but I am not sure how they would take it. Cute clay figures some remind me of Tim Burton in a good way.

  • breadandroses2

    breadandroses2 said 7 years ago

    Congratulations, Kirsten and Courtney!

  • accentonvintage

    accentonvintage said 7 years ago

    Wonderful story and great items! Congrats!

  • HauteWhimsy

    HauteWhimsy said 7 years ago

    I'm in love with your shop! It reminds me of Department 56 :)

  • dirtdancestonewerks

    dirtdancestonewerks said 7 years ago

    Fantastic creativity! Especially love the customized dogs!!! You will be hearing from our dog Jess... she would love to have a sculpture of herself! :)

  • salvageshop

    salvageshop said 7 years ago

    i have a wonderful sister too....love your story :)

  • masonke

    masonke said 7 years ago

    Your art is refreshing and playful!

  • VelveteenHabbit

    VelveteenHabbit said 7 years ago

    I was born with a crayon in my fist too!! I love that comment! You two are so amazing-so busy and creative and juggling it all. I find my creative processes get interrupted a lot-that is hard--but with a family and a job and all the business end of having a shop it sometimes gets hard to find time to create!!! Which is why I create in the first place!!! Kind of silly! I would love to have a job that paid me to create everyday! Congratulations!!! Cheryl PS Your art is wonderful!!

  • gypsytrailsdesign

    gypsytrailsdesign said 7 years ago

    i love "customize your own dog" - what a great concept! good luck : )

  • rebeccasanchez

    rebeccasanchez said 7 years ago

    Such talent!!

  • Ch7tina7

    Ch7tina7 said 7 years ago

    Candy Corns make me salivate....and I love "success" stories about being able to make a love of art and crafting profitable. Thanks!! ~Christina @ 7stars

  • Earthystyle

    Earthystyle said 7 years ago

    Lovely! My ma is a twin (both are creative) so I enjoyed reading this.

  • gilstrapdesigns

    gilstrapdesigns said 7 years ago

    You both are so talented I love your use of color. Thank you for this very inspiring interview.

  • whimsywhimsical

    whimsywhimsical said 7 years ago

    What a fun and inspiring story! Both of you are creative and artistic twins!! Love that santa in pajama with little snowman in his hand!

  • MaudeandEm

    MaudeandEm said 7 years ago

    I love the grumpy pumpkin's. Fantastic.

  • chrispysmom

    chrispysmom said 7 years ago

    I love the expressiveness of your sculptures! Perfectly captured!

  • MonkeysOnTheRoof

    MonkeysOnTheRoof said 7 years ago

    Love your work...congrats on the feature story!

  • That70sShoppe

    That70sShoppe said 7 years ago

    Great story!

  • sweetthoughtshoppe

    sweetthoughtshoppe said 7 years ago

    I got a piece from them a while back for my daughter and I LOVE LOVE LOVE it! Wonderful sellers and Gorgeous workmanship!

  • TiffanyMorganDesigns

    TiffanyMorganDesigns said 7 years ago

    Very Cute! I love sister run companies. So cute. :)

  • lorenabr

    lorenabr said 7 years ago

    Lovely work

  • TheZestyDesk

    TheZestyDesk said 7 years ago

    Congrats on being featured! Truly original shop!

  • beebooblossom

    beebooblossom said 7 years ago

    Great work, I enjoyed reading your article!

  • ldh13

    ldh13 said 7 years ago

    super creative!!!

  • LeapARTandVintage

    LeapARTandVintage said 7 years ago

    Adorable!! so cute and funny! Made me smile, I love the Sloth! skelly.

  • TreeHuggerStudio

    TreeHuggerStudio said 7 years ago

    Congrats on your success. I think it is awesome you have each other to lean on thru it all.I have boy and girl twins that are four. I wish you both a excellent journey.

  • melaniemomom

    melaniemomom said 7 years ago

    Hey Girls! I am so proud of you for getting all "big time ETSY recongized"! Way to go! I love your figurines and will be ordering one for either Halloween or THanksgiving for my girlies! So, start thinking about turkeys!!! Mo

  • 44chicken

    44chicken said 7 years ago

    These girls rock! I just featured them on my Blog if anyone is interested in seeing their workspace! http://44chicken.blogspot.com/

  • FinnsandFlowers

    FinnsandFlowers said 7 years ago

    Yay!! Congrats gals! We LOVE Indigotwin!!!!

  • piratewednesday

    piratewednesday said 7 years ago

    It's great to see Two sisters working together doing stuff you love. sister power!!

  • beliz82

    beliz82 said 7 years ago

    Congrats very nice article !!! Love your shop :O)))

  • ginnyhuber

    ginnyhuber said 7 years ago

    Yay! wonderful creations,and what a fine feature!

  • brookeelissa

    brookeelissa said 7 years ago

    Congratulations! I love your art. So original! I love to see women who manage to fit in doing something they love with spending time with the people they love. It's definitely a balancing act but so worth it!

  • RedQueen83

    RedQueen83 said 7 years ago

    Your shop's brilliant!!!

  • redemptionart

    redemptionart said 7 years ago

    I love your work, and the way in which you use art to inspire others. Thank you for this interview and your encouragement regarding etsy!

  • Baymut

    Baymut said 7 years ago

    Creative souvenirs by a Halloween. Remarkable gifts to friends

  • Jewelyett

    Jewelyett said 7 years ago

    You two are absolutely adorable! And such a full life. Can't imagine where you find the time to create! Christmas must be a blast at your house!

  • LittleWrenPottery

    LittleWrenPottery said 7 years ago

    Great pieces, its really inspiring to read about people who've chosen to follow their dreams!

  • IrinaArtSmi

    IrinaArtSmi said 7 years ago

    Very interesting!! :)

  • AlpineAngel

    AlpineAngel said 7 years ago

    heloooo ! great shop and a fantastic article thankyou ! i love doing up houses too , ive odnt it to beoth of mine :-)

  • secondhandwhimsy

    secondhandwhimsy said 7 years ago

    Love the folksy loverlies!

  • Bigbonehandmade

    Bigbonehandmade said 7 years ago

    Love the talent!so cute and funny!love your shop!

  • Freshline

    Freshline said 7 years ago

    Congrats on your success! I love your animal sculptures and especially those adorable mice! :)

  • ElephantTrunkCrochet

    ElephantTrunkCrochet said 7 years ago

    Thanks for sharing your talents! I love the sculptures :)

  • thestapeliacompany

    thestapeliacompany said 7 years ago

    LOVE it.

  • TheGinghamOwl

    TheGinghamOwl said 7 years ago

    Wonderful shop! Great article:)

  • TheQuirkyArtisan

    TheQuirkyArtisan said 7 years ago

    Love your work, thanks for making it !

  • babyindian

    babyindian said 7 years ago

    Very nice work, we simply love it!

  • WalkersStics

    WalkersStics said 7 years ago

    Very Nice....Keep up the cool and good work

  • PinkPueblo

    PinkPueblo said 7 years ago

    I LOVE the ghost trio! That would look awesome on my mantle for halloween!

  • studio5115

    studio5115 said 7 years ago

    Oh, so creative and whimsical...makes me smile!

  • FabricGalore

    FabricGalore said 7 years ago

    So cool! very talented ladies. :)

  • SimplYouDesign

    SimplYouDesign said 7 years ago

    These ladies are fabulous to work with and soo creative! The gray and white dog is my Lola!! http://www.etsy.com/listing/58303146/customize-your-dog-paper-clay-sculpture?ref=storque

  • BeilaAmora

    BeilaAmora said 7 years ago

    Beautiful work and I love the picture of you two for the featured seller ;)

  • SillyHilli

    SillyHilli said 7 years ago

    Love your stuff! I wish you a lot of success in the future to come! Congratulations !!

  • TheNightjar

    TheNightjar said 7 years ago

    pretty cool stuff!

  • emilyhandley

    emilyhandley said 7 years ago

    great work! really something that bit different- special! x

  • CaliforniaCraft

    CaliforniaCraft said 7 years ago

    Wow! How lucky to get to work together as sisters! Your artwork is lovely, thanks for sharing it here :)

  • bloomerie

    bloomerie said 7 years ago

    love this shop -- and such a great pic of the two of them at the top!

  • kvossdesigns

    kvossdesigns said 7 years ago

    HUGE fan of this seller! So glad to see you as Featured Seller!! Many congrats and thanks for sharing your work w/ the Etsy world! :)

  • chrdesigns

    chrdesigns said 7 years ago

    What a great story and delightful shop!

  • eurekapaprika

    eurekapaprika said 7 years ago

    I really enjoy that two sisters can work together like this and create such sweet creation!! :) :) :)

  • HiddenNote

    HiddenNote said 7 years ago

    Love their work!

  • ImagineThatCustDesig

    ImagineThatCustDesig said 7 years ago

    Congratulations! Thank You for sharing. Love the Greed skeletins, and all the attention to detail done freehand. Best of Luck! Tammy

  • SpiritMama

    SpiritMama said 7 years ago

    I love love LOVE your work, IndigoTwin! Congrats on being featured, it is well deserved!

  • TopsailWinds

    TopsailWinds said 7 years ago

    Congrats to you both! You have adorble items in your shop! :)

  • laceydu

    laceydu said 7 years ago

    Great interview! I absolutely LOVE the Santa Whale Rider. And I like how you guys 'antique' your pieces, makes them even more magical!

  • ZeppoAprons

    ZeppoAprons said 7 years ago

    Very nice work! Thanks for sharing.

  • CharitableCreations

    CharitableCreations said 7 years ago

    Love your work!

  • andraswhimsies

    andraswhimsies said 7 years ago

    Lovely work!!!! I love working with paperclay too..... and I am also a Maine'ah =) YAY! Congrats on the feature.

  • millieandelsie

    millieandelsie said 7 years ago

    ohhh, i LOVE these. these are so cool and unique and exciting!

  • Sneddoniart

    Sneddoniart said 7 years ago

    Love their work!

  • DIYKAT

    DIYKAT said 7 years ago

    great art.... love it...........

  • sognidesigns

    sognidesigns said 7 years ago

    Very Nightmare Before Christmas-ish...Like, Like, Like!! Nice work!

  • LittleBatch

    LittleBatch said 7 years ago

    These beautiful items have an antique quality with a carnival vibe... a great mix that definitely works. Congratulations on your success, wishing you much more.

  • aroominthecottage

    aroominthecottage said 7 years ago

    A lovely read.Cool items!

  • scoutcuomo

    scoutcuomo said 7 years ago

    These are great!

  • gracietreasures

    gracietreasures said 7 years ago

    I love the Christmas mice. So cute!

  • DreamsKingdom

    DreamsKingdom said 7 years ago

    i also like this style well done

  • KnuttinButYarn

    KnuttinButYarn said 7 years ago

    I love your guys' stuff. Reminds me of a Tim Burton movie. Thanks for sharing.

  • autumnsanticsstore

    autumnsanticsstore said 7 years ago

    Love your shop! Congrats on your success!

  • clearpink

    clearpink said 7 years ago

    love your work!

  • KitschDesigns

    KitschDesigns said 7 years ago

    Such cute little sculptures. I love them!

  • DanielleMarieRose

    DanielleMarieRose said 7 years ago

    Very nice story. I also have a sister (a year older than me) and we both have our graphic design degrees. It'd be nice if we could put our heads together and start a business with our designs! Good luck..love your work!

  • riricreations

    riricreations said 7 years ago

    love your creativity and spunk~ keep up the great work!

  • PepperAndFarley

    PepperAndFarley said 7 years ago

    love your work!

  • blueridgewoodworking

    blueridgewoodworking said 7 years ago

    Very Awesome....Keep Up the great job. The number 31, is my old jersey number.

  • DoeEyedAndPigeonToed
  • MickeyandGrace

    MickeyandGrace said 7 years ago

    Great article! How rewarding and awesome it must be to share this creative process with each other as twin sisters! Best of luck to both of you!

  • lindasilverthorne

    lindasilverthorne said 7 years ago

    Love their stuff - great to hear their story. How lucky they are to work together as twins and sisters. I'm impressed at how busy they are and how much they produce. Something to strive for. Awesome job, girls!

  • LaughingMoonCreation

    LaughingMoonCreation said 7 years ago

    Hey I am so excited! I am a huge fan of these artists. I have a customized sculpture of my yellowlab Indy. Congratulations girls! Very nice to know your story. Great customer service and very talented artists. I am so happy you are the featured artists!

  • MustLoveTiaras

    MustLoveTiaras said 7 years ago

    LOVE your shop!!!! Congratulations!!!! :)

  • MJLeatherwork

    MJLeatherwork said 7 years ago

    I love your work, wish you great success.

  • blairsophia

    blairsophia said 7 years ago

    One word... Amazing! Thanks for sharing your story with the world. You guys are an inspiration!

  • junquerevival

    junquerevival said 7 years ago

    We adore the sculpture of our dog Abigail that the twins made for us... it sits proudly on out mantel in our kitchen! I would highly recommend having your favorite pet recreated through their artistic hands! I'd like to start collecting their ravens :) Jes

  • BlueTerracotta

    BlueTerracotta said 7 years ago

    I've admired your sculpture for a while now! It's great to get to know you!

  • aleonard348

    aleonard348 said 7 years ago

    cool work! i enjoy your story, too. i find it amazing that you remain so creative while maintaining your respective households. you go!

  • tialys

    tialys said 7 years ago

    I am determined to have one of Indigotwin's custom dogs! Trouble is, I have three and can't decide which one to have immortalised!

  • ArtByTemple

    ArtByTemple said 7 years ago

    I can relate to Kirsten! I teach art K-4 and see over 700 students a week! But, I still find time to create! Craziness! Love the birds and doggies!

  • LouisestArt

    LouisestArt said 7 years ago

    succes. Nice shop!

  • KristyLynnJewelry

    KristyLynnJewelry said 7 years ago

    Love your work!!! Best of luck!!!

  • MAGGIESPRIDE

    MAGGIESPRIDE said 7 years ago

    you are both so talanted!

  • sustainablemama

    sustainablemama said 7 years ago

    Beautiful and inspiring!

  • fashionL

    fashionL said 7 years ago

    Great article.

  • CherylMcNulty

    CherylMcNulty said 6 years ago

    Loved reading about you and your business. Someday I hope to be as busy as yourselves. :)

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