Friday, July 30, 2010

Friday Finds 7.30.10

Good morning! We're excited to bring you another installment of our Friday Finds workspaces segments. These workspace features are designed to show people that while a high-end, top of the line work studio is really nice, it's not always necessary and that all it takes is a little imagination to turn any place into a sweet workspace and create some really cool stuff. This week we get a behind the scenes look at Jennifer from Wearable by Design's workspace.

Wearable by Design

What do you create?
I work in silver metal clay. It's a very cool product. It consists of microscopic particles of silver or gold suspended in an organic binder to create a pliable material with a consistency similar to modeling clay. It can be worked with the fingers and with simple tools to create just about anything you can think up!

When Metal Clay is heated to high temperatures, the binder burns away and the metal particles fuse to form solid precious metal, 99.9% pure. The metal can then be sanded, soldered, colored, and polished like conventional materials.

I had taken a traditional silver fabrication class when in college and fell in love with silver. Later, I wanted to start a small jewelry studio in my apartment and was frustrated by the lack of originality in commercially available findings. Because of my previous experience, I wanted to work in silver and was looking for a way to make leaves and other unique silver items. I stumbled upon a book about metal clay. What a great invention! It allowed me to work in a small space with a much smaller investment in equipment. It allowed me to finally create all the things I had envisioned very easily.

Very cool Jennifer! I've never worked with metal but I love watching the shows on Discovery channel about building bikes and cars; it always amazes me what people can do with metal.

heart drop dangle earrings

Tell us a little about your workspace please:
My studio consists of a six foot folding table upon which I've placed a closet shelving unit to hold my organized containers. I've organized it in such a way that those items that I use the most, are closest to me. Just to my left is a set of three drawers that hold my metals, my clay shaping and cutting tools and my filing and drilling tools. Next to that is a spinning container that holds brushes, pencils, scissors, etc. And lastly, there's a cup warmer that I place wet clay items to be dried.

Just below the first shelf are all my pliers, hanging so that I can easily grab them if need be. On the first shelf up is a television which keeps me company in the studio (the artists life can be a solitary one!). To the left of the television are four drawers that hold measuring devices and my saws and hammers. To the right of the television are two drawers that hold various sundry items that are seldom used (for more specialty work that I do from time to time).

Anything inspiring that you like to watch while you create?



The second shelf up holds organizers that contain molds, bolts and screws and items that I've collected that I find interesting -- kind of a curiosity cabinet. To the right of this is the organizer that holds findings, chains, clasps and jump rings. Above and to the right is the arm that holds my flexshaft -- the true workhorse of my studio. The top shelf holds boxes and resin supplies.

Below the desk I also have a set of bins that hold stamps, enameling supplies, scrap metals, metal finishes, etc. And to the right of the folding desk is a metal file cabinet upon which sits my kiln that I fire my metal clay pieces.

It's a cozy and very convenient set up for me. I love my studio!!

Wow, a place for everything and everything in its place ;) Thanks for sharing your workspace with us Jennifer! To see more of Wearable by Design's great metal work please check out her etsy shop.

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All good things come to an end. In the wise words of one of our great Famous Seniors:

And now, the end is here
And so I face the final curtain
My friend, I'll say it clear
I'll state my case, of which I'm certain
I've lived a life that's full
I've traveled each and every highway
And more, much more than this, I did it my way

Tomorrow (7/31) at midnight marks the end of our Christmas in July Sale. To see more of Frankie and his travel sized friends before the coach turns into a pumpkin please check out the Christmas in July Sale section of our shop.

frank sinatra




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Thursday, July 29, 2010

Famous Seniors A-Z

Here's an easy to browse alphabetical listing of all of our tributes. Items that appear as sold may currently be out of stock but please check back as we will update this list often ;) If you're looking for a specific design, don't hesitate to contact us and we'll see if we can help you out. Thanks for checking out our work!

A

John Adams
Sam Adams
Aesop
Hans Christian Andersen
Archimedes
Aristotle
Louis Armstrong
Isaac Asimov
Jane Austen

B

Sir Francis Bacon
Red Barber
P.T. Barnum
J.M. Barrie
Clara Barton
Charles Baudelaire
L. Frank Baum
Ludwig van Beethoven
Alexander Graham Bell
George Berkeley
Irving Berlin
Niels Bohr
Buddha

C

Julius Caesar
Albert Camus
Alphonse Capone
Truman Capote
Richard Carlson
Andrew Carnegie
Lewis Carroll
Miguel de Cervantes
Charlie Chaplin
Walter Chrysler
Winston Churchill
Roberto Clemente
Confucius
Nicolaus Copernicus
Davy Crockett
Marie Curie

D

Roald Dahl
Charles Darwin
Leonardo da Vinci
Miles Davis
Rene Descartes
Charles Dickens
Joe DiMaggio
Benjamin Disraeli
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Alexandre Dumas

E

Amelia Earhart
George Eastman
Thomas Alva Edison
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Leif Ericson

F

Michael Faraday
Guy Fawkes
W.C. Fields
Ian Fleming
Henry Ford
Anatole France
Benjamin Franklin
Sigmund Freud
Milton Friedman
Robert Frost
Buckminster Fuller

G

Galileo Galilei
Mahatma Gandhi
Judy Garland
Lou Gehrig
George Gershwin
Jackie Gleason
Robert H. Goddard
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Ulysses S. Grant
Brothers Grimm
Che Guevara
Johannes Gutenberg

H

Alexander Hamilton
Nathaniel Hawthorne
Rutherford B. Hayes
Jimi Hendrix
Joseph Henry
Patrick Henry
Audrey Hepburn
Sir Edmund Hillary
Hippocrates
Alfred Hitchcock
Billie Holiday
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
Langston Hughes

I

Robert G. Ingersoll
Washington Irving

J

Andrew Jackson
Thomas Jefferson
Joan of Arc
Lyndon B. Johnson
Walter Johnson

K

Chiang Kai-shek
Boris Karloff
Wee Willie Keeler
Helen Keller
Francis Scott Key
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Rudyard Kipling

L

Fiorello LaGuardia
Abraham Lincoln
Charles Lindbergh
Carl Linnaeus
Jack London
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Bela Lugosi

M

James Madison
Nelson Mandela
Horace Mann
Mickey Mantle
Guglielmo Marconi
Groucho Marx
Christy Mathewson
William McKinley
Cyrus McCormick
Golda Meir
Herman Melville
Michelangelo
Piet Mondrian
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

N

James Naismith
Jawaharlal Nehru
Sir Isaac Newton
Florence Nightingale
Richard Nixon
Alfred Nobel

O

Annie Oakley
William Osler

P

Rosa Parks
Louis Pasteur
George S. Patton
Eva Perón
Edgar Allan Poe
Beatrix Potter
Elvis Presley

Q

R

Sir Walter Raleigh
Ronald Reagan
Maximilien Robespierre
Jackie Robinson
Auguste Rodin
Theodore Roosevelt
Babe Ruth
Sir Ernest Rutherford

S

Antoine de Saint Exupery
Albert Schweitzer
E.C. Segar
Dr. Seuss
Sir Ernest Shackleton
William Shakespeare
George Bernard Shaw
Nina Simone
Frank Sinatra
Sitting Bull
Logan Pearsall Smith
John Stark
Robert Louis Stevenson

T

William Taft
Mother Teresa
Nikola Tesla
Henry David Thoreau
Jim Thorpe
James Thurber
Louis Comfort Tiffany
Tokugawa Ieyasu
Harriet Tubman
Mark Twain
Sun Tzu

U

V

Martin Van Buren
Cornelius Vanderbilt
Vincent van Gogh
Jules Verne
Pancho Villa
Voltaire

W

William Wallace
Fats Waller
George Washington
Noah Webster
H.G. Wells
Walt Whitman
Oscar Wilde
Thornton Wilder
Tennessee Williams
Woodrow Wilson
Frank Lloyd Wright
Wilbur Wright

X

Malcolm X

Y

Z

Babe Didrikson Zaharias

Garrick @ Senioritis

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Featured Artist :: Silvine Photography



This week's featured artist is Silvine Photography!

Silvine Photography - Candid travel photography.

Senioritis: Name and location please.
Silvine Photography: Michelle, Grand Rapids, MI.
Senioritis: Hey Michelle, thanks for sitting down with senioritis!

Senioritis: Can you tell us a little about yourself Michelle?
Silvine Photography: I'm a travel and language junkie who wanted to share different cultures with people back home in the States. I found the easiest way to do so was to take candid shots in places that I traveled to that really captured aspects of the culture. I try to feed my travel habit by selling the photographs I take.
Senioritis: Very cool Michelle. Out of all the places you have visited if you could only go back to one of them which would it be?

Senioritis: Marlon Brando: Streetcar Named Desire or the Godfather?
Silvine Photography: The Godfather

japanese monk

Senioritis: How would you describe your style Michelle?
Silvine Photography: Vivid, Edgy, Exotic, Surprising.

Senioritis: What would you say is the best business tip you have ever received and who gave it to you?
Silvine Photography: My boyfriend told me that you can't be shy in business. You have to work hard to promote yourself and your work.
Senioritis: Very true, we've yet to have someone knock on our door to ask us about our work ;)

coexist wall

Senioritis: What would you say is your favorite sport to either watch or play Michelle?
Silvine Photography: Fencing. I'm an epeeist.
Senioritis: Wow, how did you get involved with fencing? Have you had a chance to visit any cool fencing clubs in other countries?

Senioritis: Chevy Chase: Fletch or Three Amigos
Silvine Photography: Three Amigos
Senioritis: My little buttercup, has the sweetest _________.

Senioritis: Michelle, do you have a favorite quote?
Silvine Photography: Can I have two?
Senioritis: Ok ;)
Silvine Photography: "Moderation in all things, including moderation." An old Chinese proverb. Secondly, "There is a fine line between genius and insanity. I have erased this line" by Oscar Levant.
Senioritis: I like both of those, great quotes!

tanoura dancers

Senioritis: If you could jump in the DeLorean and go back in time; what’s one thing you would do differently in your business?
Silvine Photography: Definitely market research. I just jumped in and did what made me happy without really considering where or how I was going to get customers.
Senioritis: Good tip Michelle. I think sometimes we get so caught up in creating that we forget to think about where our customers will come from and how we can reach them.

Senioritis: If the $100 bill needed a redesign, who would you put on it?
Silvine Photography: Maybe Stephen Colbert? I love his show and he's the only person I know who can motivate the younger generation to do anything.
Senioritis: Interesting choice Michelle, maybe we can put Mr. Stewart on the bill's reverse ;) I think his motivational powers are rooted in the silent T.

Senioritis: Where can we find you on the web Michelle?
Silvine Photography: My travel blog and my Etsy store, so I can afford to travel.

gargoyle over paris

Senioritis: James Bond: Sean Connery, Roger Moore, Pierce Brosnan, or Daniel Craig?
Silvine Photography: Roger Moore
Senioritis: Mr. Connery is still in the lead but it's not going to be a runaway!

Senioritis: Any shoutouts?
Silvine Photography: I love my entire EtsyWMI team. They are amazing people and really supportive.

Thanks for sitting down with us Michelle and letting our readers know a bit more about the photographer snapping the pictures at Silvine Photography!

Garrick @ Senioritis

Sunday, July 25, 2010

New Location Same Great Taste!

Senioritis is moving!

We just wanted to let everyone know that as of today the senioritis blog can now be found at senioritis.co. If you type in our old address it will still redirect so no need to worry about updating bookmarks but don't be worried if you see a different url at the top of the page.

Even though our blog will have a new home we will strive to bring our readers the same great taste as always.

Happy Sunday ;)

Garrick @ Senioritis

Friday, July 23, 2010

Friday Finds 7.23.10

Happy Friday! For those of you who are not aware, hundreds of Etsians are currently participating in a Christmas in July event! We figured it's never too early to get into the holiday spirit so welcome to this week's Christmas in July inspired segment of Friday Finds. All of this week's finds are either on sale or they remind us of the holidays. We hope you like what we found ;)

bugabookids

robby robot messanger bag

The Fortunate Home
double happiness placemats

What About Photos

marshmallow series

Juniper House

red shoes & raindrops

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Many people read on planes, Amelia Earhart flew planes. Would Amelia Earhart on a bookmark be a conincidence? We think not ;) This week we pay tribute to the first woman to fly across the Atlantic with a convenient travel sized tribute. To see more of Amelia and her travel sized friends please check out the Christmas in July Sale section of our shop.

amelia earhart bookmark




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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Featured Artist :: Nicole Kristiana Studio



This week's featured artist is Nicole Kristiana Studio!

Nicole Kristiana Studio - Contemporary art and art wear.

Senioritis: Name and location please.
Nicole Kristiana Studio: Nicole Kristiana FitzGibbon, Bellefonte, DE.
Senioritis: Hi Nicole, thanks for sitting down with us!

Senioritis: Can you tell us a little about yourself?
Nicole Kristiana Studio: I received my BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and my BA from Bryn Mawr College with a concentration in Fine Art and Art History. I was born in New York and lived most of my life in the Philadelphia area. I practice the art of wonderment in my surroundings both at home and around the world. I have visited fifteen states and nine countries and have visually recorded the experience in each location, focusing on pattern, which you can see in my works. Recently, my work was published as the cover of Philadelphia Stories Magazine.
Senioritis: Wow, you have visited quite a few places. Which place has been your favorite thus far?

Senioritis: Marlon Brando: Streetcar Named Desire or the Godfather?
Nicole Kristiana Studio: The Godfather

pink bunny

Senioritis: How would you describe your style Nicole?
Nicole Kristiana Studio: Contemporary, Ebullient, Sophisticated, Colorful.

Senioritis: What would you say is the best business tip you have ever received and who gave it to you?
Nicole Kristiana Studio: Paraphrasing, but it was something like "In business, there are many decisions to make in a day, and, if you're reeeaaally good, about 80% will be right, so expect to make 20% wrong ones, forget them, keep making decisions and move on." I learned this valuable lesson from a dear friend, Adam, the CEO of a software company.
Senioritis: Great lesson indeed, thanks for sharing it with us!

rawr canvas

Senioritis: What would you say is your favorite sport to either watch or play Nicole?
Nicole Kristiana Studio: I love skiing. I've been skiing since I was about 10 years old. I love to watch skiing as well.
Senioritis: Very cool, I'm not much of a skiier but I can faceplant on a snowboard like no other (remember kids always wear a helmet) ;) We think a lot of ski fans were pretty excited when Lindsey Vonn won a couple ESPY Awards last week!

Senioritis: Chevy Chase: Fletch or Three Amigos
Nicole Kristiana Studio: Fletch

Senioritis: Do you have a favorite quote Nicole?
Nicole Kristiana Studio: Strangely enough, there was a quote on the wall at my day-job, across from my grey cube, far from all the windows, that inspired me.
“Creativity in living is not without its attendant difficulties, for peculiarity breeds contempt and the unfortunate thing about being ahead of your time is that when people finally realize you were right, they’ll say it was obvious all along.” — Alan Ashley-Pitt
(Note- I have researched Alan Ashley-Pitt and it seems to be a pen name. Not even the internet or head librarian at the local University seem to know the real author. It's becoming a mission of mine to know.)
Senioritis: Great quote, it seems that this mystery person has quite a few excellent quotes. If we figure out who Alan Ashley-Pitt is we'll be sure to let you know ;)

colorful koi

Senioritis: If you could jump in the DeLorean and go back in time; what’s one thing you would do differently in your business?
Nicole Kristiana Studio: To be honest, I would have started earlier and would have been much better at networking and keeping contacts.
Senioritis: Good point on keeping contacts Nicole. It's usually not who we know, it's who we know knows!

Senioritis: If the $100 bill needed a redesign, who would you put on it?
Nicole Kristiana Studio: Well, I feel like it should be an American, certainly, so, I thought about art influencers, political leaders, business people and musicians who have contributed to the greatness of the nation, and I finally landed on Martin Luther King, Jr. In many ways, he represents the idea that fulfilling dreams is possible and it seemed fitting.
Senioritis: We think Dr. King would display very nicely on the$100, we can also picture a really cool Dream inspired reverse side design!

Senioritis: Where can we find you on the web Nicole?
Nicole Kristiana Studio: nicolefitzgibbon.etsy.com, my blog, my facebook fan page, my website, and twitter.

dolphin print

Senioritis: James Bond: Sean Connery, Roger Moore, Pierce Brosnan, or Daniel Craig?
Nicole Kristiana Studio: Pierce Brosnan
Senioritis: Put a tally in Mr. Brosnan's column! Mr. Connery is still in the lead but we're glad to see a new 007 get his name on the board!

Senioritis: Any shoutouts?
Nicole Kristiana Studio: To my fiancé, Ross and my brother Ben for their loving support!


Nicole, thanks for taking the time to let our readers know a bit more about the artist behind Nicole Kristiana Studios!

Garrick @ Senioritis

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

When do people visit my site? :: A Google Analytics Tutorial

Knowing how many people are visiting your site is great but knowing WHEN people are visiting your site is just as important. Knowing when people typically visit your site allows you to add new content when visits are at their highest levels so that the new content has a greater chance of being viewed.

Today we're going to tackle an age old question that dates back to the middle of the Paleozoic era (OK, maybe I exaggerated a bit). Today's question is: When are people visiting my site?

GA will help us answer this question. No, not the Peach State. Not Great Adventure either. The other GA: Google Analytics. This tutorial is based on the assumptions that you currently have a website, have Google Analytics installed, and have a very basic understanding of Google Analytics.

If you have never heard of Google Analytics (GA) before, GA is a powerful tool that allows people to analyze traffic to their website (and it's FREE). It provides users with a wealth of information and can help you answer questions such as:
  • How many people are visiting my site?
  • How do people get to my site?
  • How much time do people spend on my site?
  • What content do people look at while on my site?
  • When do people visit my site?

Today we are going to take a look at the last question: When do people visit my site?

Account Overview

For the purposes of today's tutorial we will be taking a look at the analytics info for our Famous Senior of the Day Tumblr Blog; other site profiles will be blurred to protect the innocent ;)

When we log in to GA we arrive at our account overview page (just click on thumbnails for larger images):

While we're here on the overview page let's take a quick look at what's going on. The overview page gives us a quick breakdown where we can see:

  • Number of visits our site has received
  • Average amount of time viewers spend on our site
  • Bounce rate (lower the better)
  • Completed goals
  • % change in visits (Tip: this can be changed via the drop down menu).

Looking at the top right hand corner of the screen we can see that these numbers are for a 1 month period (Tip: the period can be changed by toggling the buttons below the range).

Let's click view report to get some more information.

Dashboard

When we click on view report we are brought to the Dashboard screen:


The Dashboard gives us the same info we saw on the Overview page along with a graph (Tip: the graphed variable can be changed via the drop down menu). We can also see some new information towards the bottom of the screen including:

  • Visitors overview
  • Map overlay
  • Traffic sources overview
  • Content overview

These sections will allow us to answer questions such as:

  • What areas of the world are people viewing my site from?
  • What other sites are referring people to my site?
  • What are people looking at on my site?
  • When do people visit my site?

We want to find out when people are visiting our site so let's click on visits.

Visits

When we click on visits we are brought to the All Visitors Visits screen:



The default view for the Visits page is Visits / Day. This is great information for sites that feature certain content on specific days of the week such as a blog that may have a featured artist every Monday. You can easily scroll down your Visits page and see if you receive more traffic on certain days of the week (Hint: You can even compare your traffic from this Monday to last Monday using the Compare to Past feature in the date range drop down menu).

We now have an idea of what days our visitors like to come to our site but how about what time of day they like to visit? Let's click on the Hour button (clock icon right below the date range at the top right of the screen) to get that info.



We can now see what time of day people are visiting our site. It looks like our Famous Senior of the Day blog gets roughly 1/3 of its views during the hours of 3am-6am est. The graph shows us that our content has the best chance of being seen during our early morning hours which makes sense since roughly half of Tumblr users, and most of our blog followers, are located outside the United States.

Recap

To sum things up we can quickly ascertain when people are visiting our site by logging in to our GA account. Once logged in click view report > dashboard > visits > graph by hour

We now know when people are visiting our site and as some wise men once said, knowing is half the battle ;)

We hope this helped out a bit. If you have any GA related questions or any GA topics you would like to see covered in a tutorial please leave us a comment below and we'll see if we can help out ;)


Garrick @ Senioritis

Friday, July 16, 2010

Friday Finds 7.16.10

This week we're mixing things up a bit! We're excited to bring you our first in a line of Friday Finds workspaces segments. These workspace features are designed to show people that while a high-end, top of the line work studio is really nice, it's not always necessary and that all it takes is a little imagination to turn any place into a sweet workspace and create some really cool stuff. This week we get a sneak peak at fibrous' workspace.

fibrous

What do you create?
I create felted creatures, flowers, and other goodies. Most of what I do is needle felted, so I don't need very many materials - needles and wool, sometimes glue, thread, and pins.

littlest hedgehog

Tell us a little about your workspace please:
I live in a small apartment, so I don't have a dedicated craft space.
Instead, my workspace consists mainly of my couch (which has a handy no-sew reupholstery). I keep my needles and pads on the arm of the couch, and I have a little box on a coffee table which holds the scissors, ruler, and other crafty things I might need while crafting. Under the table is a plastic tub where I keep the wool.





Nice socks!

What inspires you?
I am inspired by cute and whimsical things. Some of them are odd, like Larry the mole, and some are just cute, like my hedgehogs.



Looks like nap time after a long day of crafting ;)

Very cool, thanks for sharing your workspace with us Thea! To see more of fibrous' awesome work please check out her etsy shop.

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This week we're paying tribute to The Chairman of the Board, Francis Albert Sinatra with a convenient travel sized tribute. To see more of Frankie and his travel sized friends please check out the Christmas in July Sale section of our shop.

frank sinatra




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Thursday, July 15, 2010

Christmas in July!

Break out the Eggnog and hang the stockings, Christmas has come early this year. We are very excited to announce our first ever Christmas in July sale!



Don't worry, you won't need any shovels or down jackets for this Christmas special, all you will need is some holiday spirit ;)

For our first ever Christmas in July sale all of our colorful and inspirational bookmarks will be on sale for 33% off*!

The sale will start now (yes, right now!) and will run thru 11:59:59 PM EST on 7/31/10.



Whether you're looking for writers, inventors, scientists, or entertainers we've got you covered. What better way to make someone smile during the holidays than to share some unique colorful inspiration that won't break the bank. We gladly ship our bookmarks worldwide so break out the mistletoe and let's get in to the holiday spirit!



Please swing by the CIJ section of our Etsy shop to see what's on sale. Any questions about the sale don't hesitate to contact us, info@senioritis.net. Happy holidays!

*Our shop prices reflect the sale pricing, there is no further discount.

Garrick @ Senioritis

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Featured Artist :: Stormone Originals



This week's featured artist is Stormone Originals!

Stormone Originals - Everything in your life should be Original, Unique like the Perfect Storm.

Senioritis: Name and location please.
Stormone Originals: AJ in Oakland, CA
Senioritis: What's up AJ! Are you an Athletics fan or do you prefer one of the other teams out in Cali?

Senioritis: Can you tell us a little about yourself AJ?
Stormone Originals: I'm a traditionally trained painter and printmaker who decided to try my hand at tie-dye, batik, and textile stamping.
Senioritis: Sweet AJ, all of your work looks great! Is there one medium you prefer working in over the others?

Senioritis: Marlon Brando: Streetcar Named Desire or the Godfather?
Stormone Originals: The Godfather!

red lotus

Senioritis: How would you describe your style AJ?
Stormone Originals: Fun, colorful, easy, and inclusive.

Senioritis: What would you say is the best business tip you have ever received and who gave it to you?
Stormone Originals: Market, market, advertise and market some more!!! Gary Penders the former Director at my day job!
Senioritis: Good tip! As Cyrus McCormick reminds us, it doesn't matter how good our product or service is if nobody knows about it.

hand dyed bandana

Senioritis: What would you say is your favorite sport to either watch or play AJ?
Stormone Originals: Track & field with American football getting a close second.
Senioritis: Both are great sports; I love watching the track & field events during the Olympics!

Senioritis: Chevy Chase: Fletch or Three Amigos
Stormone Originals: Fletch for sure!
Senioritis: Fletch is definitely on my favorites list, Fletch Lives is phenomenal as well!

Senioritis: Do you have a favorite quote AJ?
Stormone Originals: "Everything is all fun and games till somebody puts an eye out!" Mom
Senioritis: Hmm, I think our mom has told us that one several times as well ;)

olympus om-1 camera notecard

Senioritis: If you could jump in the DeLorean and go back in time; what’s one thing you would do differently in your business?
Stormone Originals: I would build up a larger cache of inventory before opening an online shop.
Senioritis: Good point AJ! Having lots of options for people shopping in an online environment is definitely important. If our online shops only have a handful of items for shoppers to look at it's easy for them to take a quick glance and move on.

Senioritis: If the $100 bill needed a redesign, who would you put on it?
Stormone Originals: Lewis Latimer because he was instrumental in Thomas Edison creating the light bulb and was the draftsman for Alexander Graham Bell's inventions as well. He is not very well known and has not been given the credit he deserves as an inventor.
Senioritis: Unfortunately we don't have much pull with the folks who design US currency but a Famous Seniors tribute may be in order for Mr. Latimer ;)

Senioritis: Where can we find you on the web AJ?
Stormone Originals: stormone.etsy.com, my blog, my facebook fan page and my team blog, Etsy Artists of Color.

conversion mixed media painting

Senioritis: James Bond: Sean Connery, Roger Moore, Pierce Brosnan, or Daniel Craig?
Stormone Originals: Is there any contest? Sean Connery baby! Me loves some Sean Connery!!
Senioritis: And Mr. Connery is now leading 3-1! Do any of the other Bonds have a chance? Luckily we've learned to never count out a 007. Tune in next week, same senioritis time same senioritis place, to see if anyone can make up some ground or if Mr. Connery will pull further ahead ;)

Senioritis: Any shoutouts?
Stormone Originals: Shoutout to all the Etsy forums folks who post in ETC.!!!
All the Etsy Team Members in EAOC! Etsy Artists of Color!
Of course a shoutout to the Minnesota Vikings!!!!!! Bleed Purple!


Thanks a bunch AJ! We appreciate you taking the time to let our readers know a bit more about the great artist behind Stormone Originals; keep up the cool work!

Garrick @ Senioritis