Etsy Interview & Giveaway with Yali

Sunday, February 7, 2010

(Psst... Today's the last day to enter the giveaway from Sushipot!
And don't forget to enter the giveaway from Bobbityboo, too!)



I just LOVE the vintage feel and intricate detail of the flapper girl brooches
and mixed media art in Yali Paz-Gilboa's Etsy shop.
And apparently I'm not the only one, given the success she has found
on Etsy in just a year and a half.

Let's hear from her how she's done it...




Tell us a bit about yourself, Yali.
I am a wife and a mother to a 6 months old baby and I am a full time artist. I work at home which lets me be close to my baby in all times. I have been creating since I was a child and I can say that my art is my meditation, it makes me feel relaxed and happy. I try to create new things all the time, if it is an illustration, painting, paper clay art doll, plush or felt brooches. Before, I sold in my etsy shop mostly prints of my illustrations and paper clay art dolls. Now I am focusing on felt brooch
es. I find it is easier for me to create these cute brooches since I became a mother and need to take care of my baby at the same time.


What 5 words would you use to describe yourself?
Creative
honest
funny

open

not afraid to say what I think



Tell us a bit about your Etsy shop.
I opened my shop after I decided to quit my day job and become a full time artist. It was a dream of mine since I was a child. My life took me for a long time to the safe place where you have a boss and get a salary. For years I worked for other people doing office work and kept on dreaming about becoming a full time artist and a boss of myself. Since I started to be a full time artist, about two and a half years ago, I learned new things about myself and my abilities and became very proud of my life. My goals are to keep doing what I do and be very successful.



What 5 words would you use to describe your shop?
creative
whimsical

adorable

unique

colorful



Give your 5 favorite websites.
To say the truth, I don't read blogs so much and most of the time I am busy creating or taking care of my baby. I read only Israeli news websites to know what is going on.


Give your 5 favorite Etsy shops.
DuBuhDuDesigns - Love her art dolls!
Roadside - Amazing art $ illustrations
MarmeeCraft - Love her work!
tascha - I love the colorfulness in her art!
Dilkabear - Love, love, love her work!


What advice would you give other Etsy sellers?
Work hard on your shop! Your photos are the most important thing! Don't give up if you believe in your work!


Anything else you would like to share?
Since I started to live like I really wanted I became a much happier and better person.


GIVEAWAY!
Yali is so kind to offer...
**2 CUSTOM BROOCHES!!!**
SO, there will be 2 winners (1 for each brooch)!
Thanks so much, Yali!
Here's how to enter:

Visit Yali's shop and leave a comment on this post mentioning your favorite item.

For more chances to win, leave a separate post for each of the following:

*Become a Follower of EtsyInterviews.
*Subscribe to EtsyInterviews via RSS.
*Tweet about this giveaway (please leave link to tweet).
*Follow B.Inspired Mama on Twitter.
*Become a fan of B.Inspired Vintage on Facebook.
*Share the giveaway on Facebook.
*Blog about the giveaway (please leave the link)
*Add EtsyInterviews to your blogroll.
*Submit to be Featured on EtsyInterviews, too!


The winners will be chosen via Random.org on Sunday, February 14th 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!

81 comments:

Jessica said...

I really love the Snowy Day miniature art box! I also love the Anna brooch!

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Jessica said...

I am a subscriber via RSS feed (google reader)!
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Amber said...

I adore the Women - Original Mixed Media Miniature Painting
Thank you for the giveaway :)
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Amber said...

I follow Etsy Interviews!
Thank you for the giveaway :)
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Wanda said...

My favourite item is the Anna brooch - Handmade and embroidered felt brooch

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I just became a follower of Etsy Interviews.
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Patrol Addict said...

Beautiful giveaway my fingers are crossed I love the anna brooches they are darling.Thanks Marian

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Rebecca said...

This is such an exciting giveaway!

These brooches are just so unbelievably beautiful -- I couldn't pick just one!

Here are my FIVE favorites, haha!

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=40001320

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=39758121

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=39756744

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=39697007

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=38631229

I'm a redhead, so I was initially drawn to the redheaded brooches, but there are so many beautiful colors, including my favorite shades of blue and green!

Beautiful work, great giveaway! Thanks so much for the opportunity!

Sincerely,
Becca

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Rebecca said...

Now following your blog! -- Yay! :)

-Becca

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Rebecca said...

Just submitted to be featured! :)

-Becca

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momtoem said...

My fave is the Women - Original Mixed Media Miniature Painting

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I'm a Follower of EtsyInterviews.

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Subscriber to EtsyInterviews

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I'm a fan of B.Inspired Vintage on Facebook (lena naef)

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Lady V dZine said...

I absolutely adore the flapper girl brooches, but this one is my fave... Listing # 36550603

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Lady V dZine said...

I follow as Lady V dZine through google.

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I subscribe to the RSS feed via google.

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Marci said...

I love the Michela brooch--cute!
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Zertuchina said...

Flapper girl - Handmade and embroidered felt brooch is beautiful!!
All of the brooches are beautiful, but I thin I like that one best...its so hard to decide.

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Zertuchina said...

I a follower

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Lily said...

I love this Sophie Brooch: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=37384967

Lily said...

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Lily said...

I tweeted: http://twitter.com/slowclublover/status/8812712027

Biddy said...

I like "The Wind" painting.

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=37481979

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Biddy said...

I follow Etsy Interviews!

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Biddy said...

I subscribed to Etsy Interview via Google Reader!!

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Biddy said...

I mentioned this giveaway on Twitter!

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I follow BInspiredMama on Twitter!

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I'm a fan of BInspiredVintage on Facebook!!

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Gretchen said...

I honestly have a very hard time picking wich brooch I like the best. Which is why, to this day I havent purchased one! They are all soooo gorgeous!

I guess if I was forced to pick, it would be one with turquoise or purple on it. How lovely!

Thanks for the giveaway!

Gretchen said...

I am now a follower of EtsyInterviews!

Gretchen said...

I have subscribed via RSS. yay!

Gretchen said...

I have followed on Twitter!

Oh and I forgot to put my email address for the last few posts...

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Gretchen said...

Im a fan on facebook too!!! Yippee!

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crzylady said...

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=34826704
She is my favourite.. I love the green. Makes me wish I had green eyes.

rose said...

I am having a hard time choosing between the Alma, Michela, and the Anna. I think I might choose the Michela, but I will have to think about it. These are beautiful brooches! ambrerose(at)aol.com

Emily said...

My absolute favorite are the Emma brooches! So adorable! Fantastic giveaway!

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puffpastryshop said...

There are so many wonderful things! I love the Anna brooches, especially this one:
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=40008130

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Deb - Two Cheeky Monkeys said...

I love the different brooch styles available!

I think the Alma with purple hair and the Anna with the brown hair and dark pink hat are the cutest.

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Chacoy said...

How fun!
I like the Alma, Michela, and Anna brooches,with red hair as I have red hair;}

Thank you for the opprotunity!


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jane p said...

i love this item:

Alma brooch - Handmade and embroidered felt brooch

jane p said...

I followed Etsy Interviews!

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I became a fan of B.Inspired Vintage.
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blue eyed night owl said...

I love these. My favorite is:
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=40000460

blue eyed night owl said...

I'm a follower!

blue eyed night owl said...

I tweeted about this:
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Perfect Blue Moon said...

I love her Tree on the Hill painting!

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Perfect Blue Moon said...

I'm a follower of EtsyInterviews!

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Perfect Blue Moon said...

I follow BInspiredMama on twitter!
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Perfect Blue Moon said...

I'm a facebook fan of B. Inspired Vintage!

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Perfect Blue Moon said...

I tweeted about this giveaway!
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Cabootique said...

I love Alma brooch - Handmade suede and felt brooch.

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Lynsi said...

Now a fan of B.Inspired Vintage on Facebook!
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Lynsi said...

Sorry! I clicked the wrong page before. That should have been my second post.

Here is my first post (sorry!):
My favorite item is the Michela brooch - Handmade and embroidered felt brooch in Blonde. it is always really hard to find Blonde items, they are always brunette, LOL.

Thanks so much and sorry for the confusion!
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Lynsi said...

I follow you on Twitter :)

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International Giveaways said...

All the brooches are so cute! I like them all, but this one is my fave bc I used to have purple hair:
Alma brooch - Handmade and embroidered felt brooch (http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=40006801)


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International Giveaways said...

I'm a follower of of EtsyInterviews!

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International Giveaways said...

I follow B.Inspired Mama on Twitter!
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International Giveaways said...

This giveaway was posted on my site! :)

Here's the link:
http://internationalgiveaways.blogspot.com/2010/02/brooches-from-yalipaz.html

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♥ meninheira said...

My favorite items are:
Clown - ooak miniature mixed media art box
A snowy day - ooak miniature art box
and Sophie and Emma brooches :)

Hugss
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Cindy said...

Yali's shop is beautiful! My favorites are the Emma and Alma brooches. Thank you for giving us the chance to win such a lovely gift. :)

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I follow your blog

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I subscribe via Yahoo

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Cindy said...

I follow B.Inspired Mama on Twitter via @hellcatvintage

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icitea said...

Ah, the magenta pink haired Anna! How lovely you are ~

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icitea said...

I've been following EtsyInterviews for a while now via Google Connect xD Look for icitea!

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icitea said...

I've tweeted! Chick- i mean check at http://twitter.com/icitea

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icitea said...

I'm a Facebook fan! Look for the last name Tea...


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LisbonSky said...

So rare i love everything in an Etsy shop but this is one of those shops!

I love these the best: Anna brooch - Handmade and embroidered felt brooch

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LisbonSky said...

Hi,
I'm a Twitter follower: LisbonSky!

LisbonSky said...

Hi, I'm a FB Fan (Imelda Dickinson)!

LisbonSky said...

Hi, I blogged about your giveaway!
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Lu said...

Hi!
I love Emma brooch
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=40420482


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Lu said...

I'm following B.inspired mama on twitter as Lucianittaa!

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I'm following Etsy Interviews!