Leader Spotlight: byTheArtBug

Contributor post by Michelle of EviesToolEmporium

The Etsy Christmas In July team leaders are an integral part of our success! Get to know leader Megha from byTheArtBug today!

byTheArtBug

Tell us about yourself and your shop.

I am passionate about Arts and Crafts since I was a little girl, always learning something new or making something creative in my free time. I started with Drawing when I could not even write, then moved to Sketching and Painting and later on took on many types of Crafts like paper, clay, felt, embroidery and so on.

In my Etsy shop I make and sell Felt Decor, Paper Flowers, Pdf Patterns, DIYs & Craft Kits, Accessories, Miniatures, Digital Art and Typography Prints, Custom Pet Portraits, Wedding Decor & More.

What is your favorite leadership quote?

Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results not attributes. -Peter Drucker

What leader in your life has most influenced you?

My English professor, I was always inspired by his motivating ways and team spirit.

What is your greatest leadership skill and how did you attain it?

Recognizing my failures along with the successes, there is no fault in admitting your mistakes and being open about them and learning from them.

What leadership skill do you want to achieve and how will you attain it?

To be able to motivate others in a positive and inspiring way by effective communication.

What are your social media sites?

Blog: theartbug.blogspot.sg/
Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/theartbug/
Twitter: twitter.com/theartbug
Google+: plus.google.com/+TheArtBug/posts
Instagram: www.instagram.com/bytheartbug/
Facebook: www.facebook.com/Bytheartbug-175146525867303/

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Leader Spotlight: Cynhumphrey

Contributor post by Michelle of EviesToolEmporium

The Etsy Christmas In July team leaders are an integral part of our success! Get to know leader Cindy from Cynhumphrey today!

Cynhumphrey

Tell us about yourself and your shop.

I reside in VA. and and am an office manager, wife, and mother. I eat and breathe crafts. My shop was originally created at the suggestion of some friends. I am constantly making new things and showing them off.

What is your favorite leadership quote?

Ultimately leadership is not about glorious crowning acts. It’s about keeping your team focused on a goal and motivated to do their best to achieve it, especially when the stakes are high and the consequences really matter. It is about laying the groundwork for others’ success, and then standing back and letting them shine.

What leader in your life has most influenced you?

I think the one leader who influenced me the most was a previous manager I had as I was working my way up the ladder to be an office manager myself. In fact, she was the manager just prior to my current job. She always treated her employees with respect, gratitude, understanding and patience.

What is your greatest leadership skill and how did you attain it?

Leadership is all about finding ways for people to combine their efforts, their talents, their insights, their enthusiasm and their inspiration to work together. My goal is to unlock people’s potential to become better.

What leadership skill do you want to achieve and how will you attain it?

A leader needs to be able to think outside of the box and harness creative thinking. Sometimes nontraditional solutions or approaching problems in nontraditional ways, can solve an otherwise unsolvable problem.

What are your social media sites?

Facebook: CynhumphreyCreativeCreations
Pinterest: humphrcl
Twitter: Cynhumphrey

Leader Spotlight: AliciasFindings

Contributor post by Michelle of EviesToolEmporium

The Etsy Christmas In July team leaders are an integral part of our success! Each leader brings a different skill set and business experiences to our team! Today I would like you meet leader Alicia from AliciasFindings!

AliciasFindings

Tell us about yourself and your shop.

I am an outgoing crafty woman who loves family, friends, nature and reading most of all. I think some of this shows up in my jewelry. My jewelry shop is a mix of trends, my own ideas/patterns as well as others. I have a fondness for mixed media, kumihimo and metal work.

What is your favorite leadership quote?

A leader is one who knows the way,goes the way and and shows the way.

What leader in your life has most influenced you?

I guess that would be my mother. I’ve seen her work ethic and how she leads by example. I do think there are many great leaders out there like; Abraham Lincoln, Ben Franklin, Gandhi and more.

What is your greatest leadership skill and how did you attain it?

I think that would be motivation. I feel if you show others you’re behind them, almost anything can happen.

What leadership skill do you want to achieve and how will you attain it?

The ability to communicate clearer with others. I sometimes feel what I mean to say, gets lost in how I say it.

What are your social media sites?

Facebook: AliciasFindings
Pinterest: AliciasFindings
Instagram: AliciasFindings
Twitter: AliciasFindings

Show Us Your Workspace: PatriciaARTShop

Contributor post by Dawn from DeeDeeDeesigns

Today we visit the workspace of PatriciaART from PatriciaARTShop who makes a great range of abstract and realist paintings for your home …  Please visit her shop and favourite some items, maybe even buy something!

Here’s what she says about her workspace:

I work in a room in my apartment. I have there a big number of oils and about 100 watercolor paintings. I feel very good in my studio room and love to be there working or just arranging the place. I am a visual artist and exhibit word wide. Lately work in the fashion design too and have a manufacturer which I work with as a designer. We make scarves and kimono printed from my aquarelles.

Show Us Your Workspace: BrittDesign

Contributor post by Dawn from DeeDeeDeesigns

Today we visit the workspace of Linda Britt from BrittDesign who makes a great range of handcrafted jewellery and accessories…  Please visit her shop and favourite some items, maybe even buy something!

Here’s what she says about her workspace:

There is a long room in my house that once was a porch I think. It has windows on 3 sides and I get to use half of it for my studio. The light is wonderful and I get to watch the deer, squirrels and a variety of birds.

I’ve made a U-shaped work area with stations for polymer clay, metal clay and tools for finishing my jewelry. There are bookcases for my supplies on the one full wall.

I love working and playing in this space.

New Team Members August

Contributor post by Dawn from DeeDeeDeesigns

Join us in welcoming new members that joined the Etsy Christmas In July team during August …. visit their Etsy shops, favourite some items and maybe even share some on your social media!

Hi, just joined the team. Thank you for having me!

I am a crochet designer and recently quit my day job to focus on designing. My current favourite item in my shop – and it changes as each new design becomes my favourite! – is this shawl pattern.

I love it because it’s my favourite colour combination of mustard and blue and it’s perfect for this time of year. I’ve been wearing it a lot in the last couple of weeks.

Hi, my name is Natalia.

Here is my hand made earrings freshwater pearls teardrops wire wrapped in gorgeous ornate filigree sterling silver.

Mairi from mairidesign says

Hi, I’m looking forward to seeing everyone’s work.

I design stained glass home decor and jewellery and have been preparing my Christmas decorations for the upcoming months.

Here is a set of three flat glass baubles to hang on the festive tree or in the window. I made them as presents for students last Christmas and immediately received another three bulk orders for office gifts and window garlands.

The glass has a really beautiful iridescence.

Welcome New Team Members!

Show Us Your Workspace: TaDaaAccessories

Contributor post by Dawn from DeeDeeDeesigns

Today we visit the workspace of Jurgita from TaDaaAccessories who makes a great range of handcrafted jewellery and accessories…  Please visit her shop and favourite some items, maybe even buy something!!

Here’s what she says about her workspace:

I have my studio at my home. I use one room. When I start creating, it gets a little messy! Sometimes my work is travelling with me around the house!