Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Ten Question Tuesday - Which Goose

Hello! Who are you? Give us the 411 about yourself.
Hi! My name's Emily Zych. I am a 26-year-old girl living in Maryland who makes crowns and other hair goodies.

When/how did you start your business?
I started in February of 2008, just for a bit of fun. But things have really taken off! Etsy is my second full-time job I like to say :)

Apart from creating things, what do you do?
As mentioned, I work a full-time gig at a newspaper. I am a copy editor/page designer. In my spare time, I love to read, hang out with my boyfriend and meet my mom for lunch.

What first made you want to become an artist?
I guess I've always been an artist for pleasure, and I'm still striving toward the goal of financially supported artist :) I think I first wanted to seriously start working toward that goal when I realized that I hated working for people! Seriously, I love the idea of being my own boss, and being able to do something I love all day long.

What inspires you?
Nature! And older-vintage-type fashions. I wish women still wore hats!

What's your favorite thing about your craft?
I love that I'm able to make other people feel pretty. Everyone should feel pretty :)

Where would we most likely find you working? In front of my T.V. in my pajamas, watching old movies.

What's your favorite music to listen to while you work?
If I'm not watching a movie, I love Joanna Newsom, Ani DiFranco, Joni Mitchell and Mediaeval Baebes.

What's your favorite thing right now? My new fall shoes from Anthropologie.They are too cute for words.

If you could have one wish granted for the craft community, what would it be?
That originality could be valued and respected.

Thanks, Emily! Visit whichgoose to see more of her fabulous work.


galla15 said...

This is a nice article. Love the pictures, and to be able to learn a little about you. Thanks for sharing.

Sweet Pepita said...

I wanna see your new fall shoes! And yes, ladies (and men, too) should start wearing hats again! Absolutely.

Yummy and Company said...

i just think emily is so talented! i love her work and her photographs are fantastic!

VW Studios said...

I love this feature! Thanks Emily! And, I too wish hats were still worn by men and women! Such a lost opportunity for awesome accessories!

lcbrown said...

This just makes me want to dress up! Wonderful article, and great photographs.

Block Party Press said...

Great interview! I just love the wire crowns from your shop! They look just like real branches! Thanks for introducing us to a beautiful new shop!