Featured Crafter: CJ from CircleLineStudio
In this Featured Crafter, we talk to CJ from the CircleLineStudio. Read on to learn about how this stay at home mom began crafting to add to her family’s income.
Tell me a little bit about yourself. My name is Connie, I go by CJ. I am a wife, a mom, a crafter, a designer. I love to create all types of things.
What first got you interested in your art?
I’ve been a stay at home mom since my son was born 14 years ago, we have 3 great kids and I’ve loved being able to be home with them. In 2008 my youngest daughter started first grade and I found myself alone for the entire day, it was then I knew I needed to find an outlet for my time and energy. My husband and I talked about a few idea’s and when I presented this business idea to him, he said buy what you need and to and see what you can do. Since then I’ve worked really hard with the help of my family. My kids don’t get near the credit they deserve, they are my box makers, paper folders, vinyl sorters.
Please describe your creative process (how, when, materials, etc).
I have an assortment of vinyl colors to choose from, so each decal is cut to order. There are so many ways that decal designs become a part of our store. Designs idea’s come from books, art, magazines, customer suggestions, etc. We use a removable vinyl, which makes decorating with vinyl decals quick and easily.
Apart from creating things, what do you do?
Apart from my art I pretty much am your typical Stay at Home Mom, which means I take of care of EVERYTHING having to do with raising my kids, running my household, and taking care of all my families needs! (isn’t it amazing how MUCH us woman take on in life!!!)
Is there anything else youâ€™d like to share?
I truly LOVE my job, I am so grateful that I had the opportunity to start circlelinestudio. It’s given me the freedom to be the wife and mom I want to be, while still allowing for me to add to our family income. It’s alot of work but when you love what you do, it doesn’t feel much like work.