FEATURED ETSY SHOP - Cyndi from Everything Artsy

This is the first feature interview in my "Get to know an Etsy.com shop owner" the AREtsy series. Etsy is a wonderful website devoted to handmade items. AREtsy is a team for Etsy members who live in Arkansas. AREtsy Blog

Everything Artsy is owned by Cyndi H.

Tell us about your life outside of creating and selling.

I have been married to my wonderful husband, Tom, for 28 years. We have 2 beautiful daughters, April 25 and married to Matthew, and Amy 23 in grad school & dating Carl. I have 2 weimeraners, Marie who is 7 and Molly who is 11 weeks old. Most of my hobbies are art related but I do love to ride motorcycles with my husband and love photography.

Favorite time of the year? Why?

My favorite time of year is the fall - I love the colors and the cool weather.

Favorite materials to work with?

I love anything with texture - paper, yarn, fabric and paint

What kind of background do you have as an artist & how did you learn your skill?

I believe everyone has a gift & mine is an eye for design. I have no formal training - I've learned by trial, from my mom and friends, and by many wonderful mentors. I'm also guided by a gut feeling. Somehow I just know when it's right and when I don't follow my gut it usually doesn't work.

What is your goal for your shop?

Well to sell my crafts, but also to hopefully encourage others to be creative as well. That's the reason I developed my Pattern Paks.

How did you name your shop?

Actually a co-worker named it for me. Her name is Hermine, and she always said I knew everything artsy so it stuck.

Who is your role model and why?

I have many, my Mom's persistence, my Sister's determination, my Husband's integrity, and my daughter's love of life.

If you could have a super power what would it be?

To be able to wiggle my nose like bewitched and be anywhere I want to be.

What item in your shop are you most proud of?

My Boston Terrier Painting. I love the way it turned out and it was my inspiration for my pattern paks.


Place on earth - lying in bed with my husband and talking till we fall asleep

Etsy Shop - besides mine! I would have to say Fall Down Tree I love her artwork.

Quote - "Tact is for people who aren't witty enough to be sarcastic."

Website - ETSY!!!

Song or Music Group - Anything Rock-n-Roll

Thank you Cyndi for being my first featured seller!!


Tutu Cute and Moore! said...

Fun to read! Nice job and looking forward to seeing more.

Sunny said...

So great to learn more about a fellow AREtsian!

Jewelry Rockstar said...

This is nice, just gave me a cool idea for my kid's classroom craft project

Melissa said...

I am so glad to hear people are enjoying the Featured Shop Post!! Thanks for your comments.