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How long have you been selling on Etsy? I've been selling on Etsy since February of 2008. I found it the previous month (embarrassed to admit I never knew Etsy existed before then).
What do you like about selling on Etsy? Etsy is a wonderful forum for artists to find and support one another; I love the incredible variety, talent and energy that makes up the site.
What are your earliest memories of creating equine art? My earliest memories of creating equine art -if you want to call it that- is prior to elementary school and involves play doh. I've had a love affair with horses my entire life. My grandfather gifted me my first horse on my 7th birthday, an ancient chestnut mare named Minnie; she was a great baby sitter.
What is your favorite medium? Clay is my favorite medium; I love the way it feels in my hands. I imagine I've never outgrown the joy of making mud pies.
What do you get your inspiration for your creations? Several years ago I had a vision of phantom horses emerging from the woods (we live on the edge of the Southern Kettle Moraine, a 20,000 acre state forest) which brought back memories of my great grandmother and her stories of animal guides and times long past. Though I was reluctant to speak of the incident and told no one about it for quite some time, seeing the herd of ghost horses was the impetus which drove the creation of Spirit Horses/Totems which I began making almost immediately.