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Within a month of joining Etsy and spending a lot of time in the forums, it became evident that Etsy was not just an online selling venue: it is a wonderful community made up of people from all over the world sharing their lives as well as their products. While using the forums, I soon…

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Etsy Commissioned Artist: Matty8080

Etsy commissioned artist and Etsy seller Matty8080 to make a custom press kit. While we were at it, we figured we’d squeeze some secrets out of him, namely how he stays so darn creative. The Storque: Please introduce yourself. My name is Matt M. Cipov. I am in theory 30 years old, but if pressed…

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Featured Seller: yogagoat

“Just the action of making is inspiring in and of itself; creating a surface to decorate.”

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Featured Seller: tabidesigns

“I love fabric!! And I horde a lot of it, I also love paper and little trinkets, things like buttons, beads and other notions.”

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Featured Seller: armatodesign

“Sometimes a piece prints beautifully on the first try while other times a 4 hour set-up time is not enough to get the same piece right.”

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Featured Seller: joehavasy

“When I was little I used to flip through encyclopedias and nature books constantly learning about animals and dinosaurs”

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Featured Seller: honeybee

“I get most of my ideas while on rambles through the fields and woods around where I live.”

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Featured Seller: KupKup

“My inspiration comes from the materials themselves, the fabrics, the colors the drawings and the ornaments etc.”

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Featured Seller: pancakeandlulu

“One thing I have learned about making things: don’t be afraid to break the rules.”

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Featured Seller: fosterweld

“I love architecture, and the enormous task it is to take a blue print and create a 30 story Steel, Glass and Cement sculpture”

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Oldies but Goodies: ClocksByArty

Arty showed up at the Labs after reading a piece about us in Newsday in his native Long Island. We gave him a tour and were totally inspired when he started telling us about his energetic “retirement.”       We did a short interview with Arty to accompany the video we made with him….

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Featured Seller: crankbunny

“Daydreaming too much is helpful with getting ideas worked out. I’m can get pretty obsessive and nerdy about certain random topics of knowledge.”

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Featured Seller: sunnyrising

“I love that feeling of having a picture in your mind you want to actualize.”

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Featured Seller: yellena

“That’s where I really grew passionate about my own art.”

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Featured Seller: elsita

“If I had to choose one thing that blows my mind that would be people.”

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Featured Seller: maryink

“Ideas usually come from thinking about what types of things we haven’t done yet.”

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Featured Seller: greenchairpress

“There’s love and care in every piece. Even pieces that are editioned are unique in some little way.”

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Featured Seller: sushipot

“My inspirations come from so many weird places/things/people at the oddest times”

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Featured Seller: foldedpigs

“I love using bright, flashy candy colors in conjunction with seemingly unsavory or vulgar surface decoration.”

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Featured Seller: lebouton

“These days, I can’t get Buckminster Fuller out of my head.”

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Featured Seller: justinamaria

“I find inspiration in so many places- fabrics, colours, pictures in magazines and on the internet”

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