Friday, June 26, 2009

in the cafe spotlight: beeandbee


Featured Etsian: beeandbee (we got to interview Erica, half of this creative duo)
Shop link:

Give us the basics:
Beeandbee is a collaboration between two college friends who share a love of photography. Even though we are both Florida girls, Katie was born in Virginia and I (Erica) in Maryland. We were exposed to art in all mediums at a very early age, but only recently started seeing the world through frames ;)

What’s your favourite smell?
I think we both have to agree that home is our favorite smell.

Tea Time

How long have you been doing your craft?
Katie's been into photography for a bit longer than me but I'm trying to catch up ;)

Who/What inspires you in your craft?
I think the real beauty of Beeandbee is that we inspire each other. It's nice to have someone else out there in the field with you who supports you and helps you grow as an artist.

Copper Field

What's a normal day for you?
Our normal days up at school are monotonous until the weekend hits - that's when we have the time to go out and explore unmarked trails and shoot all day. We love trying to find new places to photograph and have had quite the adventure from time to time! In our eyes, it's totally worth it.

What advice would you give Etsy sellers just starting out?
Starting an Etsy shop took a lot of preparation on our part; you have to look at it as a dedicated investment. Make sure you have something that sets you apart from the others and that would have a large audience. We received so much support from the Etsy & Blogging community before setting up, so we recommend you test the water before diving in ;)

How do you discover new things on Etsy?
I'm the "blogger bee" out of the two of us so I'm always reading about featured Etsy sellers. Twitter is also a great way to find and links of new items being listed.

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