Today we chat with Lauren from Whimsyland Australia.
Lauren where are you from and where do you live?
"I'm from Margate Tasmania"
How did you come up with the name for your business?
"I played around with A LOT of different words until it felt right."
What are your passions and interests?
"The great outdoors and fantasy fiction"
Can you tell us a little bit about yourself and your art or product?
I make Fairy doors and fairy garden accessories and I also do a range of dragon themed
products on my website.
How long have you been an Etsy seller?
What inspired you to begin creating or collecting?
"The opportunity arose for me to take over a previous business and I took it. I have since
rebranded and redesigned the product line more in tune with who I am as a creator, my skill
assets, and my vision for Whimsyland."
Can yo give us a brief idea of your creative or curating process?
"My creativity starts out in little whispers of inspiration and then within hours of that first
inkling I snowball into a complete creative zombie and I can't do anything else until that idea
has been created in its most basic form and I get a sense of the idea's success or failure. I have
so many half thought projects waiting for me to finish them. Some ideas can turn into fully
developed products straight away and others need tweaking. If it is something I can make
relatively easily I will make a batch and then I probably won't make any more unless they are
specifically requested by a customer. I use market stalls to sell my experiments and to test out
new ideas before I launch anything online."
Where do you want to see your business in the future?
"Hopefully the business is taking care of itself and I can focus on being creative"
What do you like about being an Etsy seller?
"The right people find me there and I get to create happiness for them!"
Where do you work on your pieces?
"In my Whimsyland dedicated spare room"
Thank you for chatting with us Lauren. Where can we find you?
We are local creatives who want to share the amazing creations of our Tasmanian Artisans with our local community.