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Meet Lindsey from Gemini Rising

I’m originally from the High Desert area of Southern California and I currently reside in Los Angeles. I’m a motion picture editor by trade and an artist, seamstress and musician by hobby. I also co-own and operate a very independent film company.

I started my Etsy shop after the seventh or eighth suggestion that I do so from friends and family.

My Etsy shop name came about because I intend to sell a variety of arts and crafts that reflect my many different interests. I’m always jumping from one hobby to another, which has been attributed by some to Gemini rising in my astrological chart.

My favorite item currently in my shop is Vrksasana for Two. It is a piece that I had in my mind for a long time and turned out just as I had intended, which never seems to happen.

I don’t know if there is any one message I’d like to convey with my art. Each piece is unique with different intent. I hope people can find their own meaning in each piece.

I work in many media because it’s what I’ve always done. I intend to expand my shop to reflect all media with which I like to work.

I would love to do more with music. It used to be a career goal and has become a personal hobby. I would like to open it up to the world.

I think it’s important to buy handmade for a few reasons. I’ve found that most things store bought and mass produced are all the same. Nothing is unique or personal. Also, most of what we buy in the store is manufactured or sold by companies that do not treat their employees well. Buying handmade supports individuals… allows creative people to be creative for a living. It supports self-employment and creativity. Finally, you usually get a better product as artisans know quality matters to keep customers coming back. Their passion demands the best, their livelihood depends on it.

So far I have no advice on selling handmade as I have yet to actually make a sale. When that happens, I’ll maybe have some advice.

I do plan, once I have the resources, to expand my shop to include a wider variety of prints, more sewn crafts and anything else I feel like creating. Look for possible offbeat holiday cards soon.

**Please take a moment to visit Gemini Rising If you comeback here and leave a comment with your favorite item you can have a total of five extra entries to leave on any or a combination of my current giveaways.  You MUST leave the comments for the extra entries on the giveaways you would like to be entered into.  This offer ends on 11/26 at midnight.