Today's FAEteam interview is with Angelia Doyle of On Gossamer Wings, from Hurst, Texas.
Fun Fact: I LOVE stripey socks and wind chimes!
What is your workspace like? Big! We just moved into a new home, and I have the workspace of my dreams. I’m still in the “settling in” phase, so not everything has found it’s permanent home just yet.
What makes you happy? My family… and stripey socks!
What sparked your love for fantasy? How old were you? I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t in love with fantasy: the stories, the costumes, the settings….everything about it!
What do you like most about the fantasy genre? The fact that anything is possible.
What is your favorite fantasy book/movie/series? Fairy Tale, Labyrinth, Hook, Peter Pan, Legend, Willow, The Dark Crystal, A Midsummers Night's Dream, Princess Bride, and SO many more!
Are you formally trained or self-taught? I’m self-taught at making fairy wings, but I was a Fine Arts major in college.
Any artists who inspire you? Amy Brown, Molly Harrison, Linda Ravenscroft, Renee Biertempfel, Nene Thomas…and many, many more!
What do you hope people will feel when they see your art? I hope they feel happiness! One of the best compliments that I can receive is a great, big smile!
ETSY AND SELLING
What advice would you give to other artists/Etsy sellers? Never give up! Always continue to fine tune your store, and good photography is worth its weight in gold!
How do you handle criticism? Depends upon how it is given. If someone is trying to be constructive, then I listen with an open mind and try to determine if what’s being said is truly in my best interest.
What motivates you? New designs! I dream of new designs almost every night, and I can’t wait to see them come to life!