Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Member Feature: Jennifer Dickerson (ChefJen137)

Featured: ChefJen137
Interview by: MySelvagedLife

How did you get started in photography?
I decided I was going to try my hand at being a stay-at-home mom and was feeling fulfilled in every way but artistically...so I started playing around with my camera and it just "clicked".

What was your background in prior to photography?
I'm a semi-retired restaurant and private chef. I've been fortunate enough to be featured in Bon Appetit, Conde Naste Traveler, Gourmet Magazine, and a few others. I was a chef at KOTO, McEwen's on Monroe, and The Brooks Museum of Memphis. I've been out of the restaurant business for 2 years and my last 6 years was as a private chef.

How did you first get started on Etsy?
I happened across Etsy through flickr and was immediately attracted to the site.

What is your favorite part of being a shop owner on Etsy?
I love the community of artists, it's so welcoming and supportive

What is your least favorite part of being a shop owner on Etsy?
I DETEST editing!! I so wish there was a batch editing tool.

What challenges have you faced during the process?
The biggest challenge I had was understanding the way the site worked. People would feature me in treasuries and I was flattered, but didn't understand that I should visit it, reciprocate, etc. Now of course I know treasuries are the way you make the front page and how important it is to contribute and become involved.

What inspires you?
I love beautiful things, I love to find beauty in the unexpected, and I love originality. I'm inspired by the sculptural element in organic things.
originality. I'm inspired by the sculptural element in organic things.

Describe your average day in one word:

What is your favorite season?
I love spring in Memphis, but it's very close between Fall in Memphis...

Apart from creating things, what do you do?
I'm mother to three adorable kiddies age 9, 10, and 4, so I take care of them. I also cater part-time.

What advice would you give to sellers new to Etsy?
Become involved in a community, group, or team and photography, photography,
photography! It's so very important to showcase your talent with great pictures.

ChefJen137 Etsy Shop


Monday, August 2, 2010

Front Page Treasuries for August 2010

 curated by DawnCorrespondence - 8/26
curated by Jealousydesign - 8/26
2nd place for the weekly music challenge

 curated by DawnCorrespondence - 8/26
winner of the weekly music challenge

 curated by petekdesign - 8/25

curated by sabahnur - 8/25

curated by warmnfuzzies - 8/22

curated by SmallEarthVintage - 8/21

curated by Juliegarland - 8/21

curated by Jealousydesign - 8/21

curated by DawnCorrespondence - 8/20

curated by HeatherKent - 8/19

curated by petekdesign - 8/19

curated by juliegarland - 8/17

curated by kathiroussel - 8/17

curated by ThisYearsGirl - 8/16

curated by JenSanCandles - 8/15

curated by TheFancyLamb - 8/15

curated by MySelvagedLife - 8/15

curated by WrenWillow - 8/15

curated by Xenotees - 8/14

curated by DawnCorrespondence - 8/12

curated by Fiveforty - 8/12

curated by ThisYearsGirl - 8/12

curated by MySelvagedLife - 8/12

curated by ArtHistory101 - 8/11

curated by DawnCorrespondence - 8/10

curated by MySelvagedLife - 8/10

curated by TheFancyLamb - 8/10

curated by Xenotees - 8/10

curated by Waterrose - 8/10

curated by VintageConfections - 8/10

curated by FairyFolk - 8/9

curated by ArtHistory101 - 8/9

curated by brownbagvintage - 8/9

curated by hoganfe - 8/8

curated by GetReadySetGO - 8/8

curated by melodieperfumes - 8/7

curated by Sabahnur - 8/6

curated by WrenWillow - 8/5

curated by brownbagvintage - 8/5

curated by PonyAndPoppy - 8/5
curated by HeatherKent - 8/4

curated by DoiliesandDaisies - 8/3

curated by juliegarland - 8/2

curated by MySelvagedLife - 8/1