Tell us a bit about yourself.
Rachael Oglesby, 28,
Columbia, South Carolina,
shy, quiet, moody, awkward
Apart from creating things, what do you do?
thrift, live on the cheap, take road trips,
sit on the porch, drink beer, eat black beans,
feed the cats, call my mom, kiss my guy, go out,
stay in, read
What first made you want to become an artist?
disdain for authority, the 9 to 5, fluorescent
lighting, cubicles, useless college degrees
Please describe your creative process how, when, materials, etc.
vintage pattern browsing, street style, the classic,
the trendy, the 2 am idea, the perfect mistake, the
What handmade possession do you most cherish?
a pink western shirt sewn by my mom in high school
home ec with her and my dad’s initials embroidered
on the pocket
Name your top five books, movies, songs/musical groups, and web sites besides Etsy.
A Confederate General from Big Sur by Richard Brautigan
Ida by Gertrude Stein
The Stories of Breece D’J Pancake
Love in the Ruins by Walker Percy
Jesus’ Son/Ask the Dust/Still Life with Woodpecker/Love is a Dog From Hell
Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia
Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure
Real Time with Bill Maher
This American Life
What advice would you give to artists who are new to Etsy?
your photographs ARE your items
What are your favorite features on Etsy? What new features would you like to see?
<3: favorites and treasuries
need: in house checkout
How do you promote your work?
In ten years I’d like to be…
free of student loans