Etsy Interview & Giveaway with Sushipot

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

(Psst... Don't forget to enter the giveaway from B.Inspired Vintage & B.Inspired Supply!)

For our first EtsyInterview (aside from myself, which just doesn't count), I'm so excited to introduce you to one of my long-time favorites (& HUGELY successful), Sushipot! We can surely learn a lot from the wizard behind the retro collage magic, Suzanna.
So, here's what she has to share...

Etsy Shop: Sushipot
Blog: Sushipot

Tell us a bit about yourself, Suzanna.
I'm a 35 year old artist living in Manhattan, Kansas (also known as
the "Little Apple"). About 10 years ago (this June) I married my best
friend Patrick. We have a daughter, Lizzie who just turned 5 and keeps
us young at heart. My husband is a graduate student at Kansas State
University and I am a full-time artist and mom.



Give 5 words to describe yourself.
curious
creative
collector
cynic (always)
cantankerous (sometimes).



Tell us a bit about your shop.
We opened our Etsy shop, "Sushipot" in September of 2006. My initial goal, when I discovered Etsy, was to eventually earn enough to pay a couple of the monthly bills. After 2 months I was able to make our mortgage payment. Now we look back over the past 3 years and realize
joining Etsy has been a life altering event which allowed us to quit
our management and retail jobs, send Patrick to graduate school and

keep one of us home full time with Lizzie since she was born.


Give 5 words to describe your shop.
art objects for your life!

What are your 5 favorite websites?
Elsa Mora
Aesthetic Outburst
One Pretty Thing
Morbid Anatomy
The Jealous Curator



What are your 5 favorite Etsy shops?
Artsy
Stiksel
Dolan Geiman
Margaux Lange
Journey and Landscape


What advice would you give other Etsy sellers?
A few years ago, I opened a fortune cookie with a very useful fortune.
It reads: "Customer service is like taking a bath; you have to keep
doing it." Take it or leave it--I've found this to be an apt reminder

for doing business.


Anything else you would like to share?
I finally started a blog for Sushipot this year. I'd love to have you stop by and take a look around! Any comments and/or suggestions would be greatly appreciated, too. :)


GIVEAWAY!
Suzanna is being so generous in offering a lovely
VALENTINE COLLAGE BLOCK
created with an adorable image from a 1950s children's magazine. LOVE IT!
















Here's how to enter:
Visit Sushipot and leave a comment on this post mentioning your favorite item from her shop.

For more chances to win, leave a separate post for each of the following:
*Become a Follower of EtsyInterviews.
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*Blog about the giveaway (please leave the link).
*Add EtsyInterviews to your blogroll.
*Submit to be Featured on EtsyInterviews!

The winner will be chosen via Random.org on Monday, February 8th at 9PM EST. The winner will be emailed within 24 hours. Please make sure your email is in your profile or in the comment. GOOD LUCK!
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44 comments:

Jessica said...

I love the Flirt collage block!
Actually, I love everything in the shop!

Jessica said...

I subscribed to your blog in my Google reader!

Desiree said...

I like anatomy of the heart 9 block set

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sushipot said...

Thank you Krissy! Good luck on the giveaway everyone and thank you for visiting my shop too :) --Suzanna

Wehaf said...

I love the "What Puzzles Me" GREETING CARD; I love vintage greeting cards, and this one is adorable.

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janil said...

What a lovely shop!!!! Siamese Side Show - ASSEMBLAGE - Mixed Media Assemblage is awesome!!!!


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JAN said...

Anatomy of the Heart - Set of 9 EPHEMERA ART BLOCKS is my favourite and yes i agree what a fantastic shop filled with uniqueness thanks for the chance
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Cabootique said...

I love Joiner - COLLAGE ART BLOCK - Original Mixed Media Collage.

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karin said...

Sushipot, you know I love your shop, I am happy to have two great items from your hands in my house, especially I love your doll house, all of them are unique! thank you.

Karin

---stiksel---

Jingle said...

I really love the Doll House piece! So gorgeous!

Jingle said...

I am now following this fabulous blog!

Marci said...

I love the Pink Bloom - EPHEMERA BLOCK - 1970's Floral Illustration. So pretty!

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Anonymous said...

i like the "Lookout collage block"
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Julie said...

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=38624417 Me Collage Block

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sewfunky said...

I love the Teapot - PENDANT - 1927 Dictionary Illustration :)

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I am a follower...

Erica said...

I love the Have A Heart - ORNAMENT - 1940's Valentine Card Illustration! ADORABLE!

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debbiejackson said...

I love the dollhouse No. 324.........anatomy and physiology are very cool! jacksond@nhr3.net

Perfect Blue Moon said...

I love her 1930 Iris pendant! very pretty!

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CathyH said...

Love this art! My favorite is the Doll House no 324 (with man)
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Jo said...

Great interview! Sushipot makes such cool objects and has a great shop.

JoMo said...

I love sushipot's eye for collage. Great interview!

Bobbi said...

Oh so cute!

Bobbi said...

I'm a follower.

Lyudmila said...

My fav item is the Joint - PENDANT - 1876 Antique Physiology Illustration because I am a doctor!

Lyudmila said...

I tweeted http://twitter.com/Ludmilochka/status/8772108619

Ginny said...

Love the Teapot - PENDANT - 1927 Dictionary Illustration

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