TAG Treasury Team

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Shop of the Week: Dragonflight Dreams

Today I welcome Amanda of Dragonflight Dreams as our feature of the week.
Amanda was an Army brat and as a youngster grew up living all over.  She has 3 sister and each of them were born in different states.  They eventually landed in Ohio where she did most of her growing up.  Currently she is "Technically Single" but lives with her partner of 5 years and their dog in a suburb of Austin, Texas.  She said she loves living in Round Rock.
Black Dragon
Gold Clover
 After attending Marietta College and obtaining her BFA in graphic design she became a freelance graphic designer.  Being self employed she works from home handling all aspects of her business from bidding to design to invoicing and all the steps between.  Her weekdays are filled with her work and some small breaks for errands and appointments.
Green Ivy
Of course as with all of us she has time on the weekends to enjoy life with her partner.  She also likes to read, play with the dog, cook, watch Netflix and visit things around Austin. Along with that she also manages her Etsy shop and blog on her days off. 

White Dragonfly
I asked Amanda how she got started on Etsy.  She responded by telling me about how dabbling in screen printing quickly came to the point where if she kept going she would have more T-shirts than she could wear.  That drove her to decide on opening a shop.  Later she would add the art prints to her products.  Her biggest inspiration is stories of mythology and of course nature.  She is passionate about good storytelling in all its forms, good design and being fully self-employed.

Although it was hard for Amanda to choose favorites the photos you see were some of those she likes best.  They demonstrate some of her talents.  Specifically her color sense, style and her ability to design to show a unique blend of influences.
Gold Feather

She uses many social media tools including a blog with the same name as her shop that is quite active.  She also uses Twitter and Facebook.  You can follow her at any of the links.  Of all the media she uses Twitter is her favorite.

As I end all my blogs I asked Amanda for her favorite piece of advice.  Although she did not have advice she did have a favorite quote by Jean Paul Sartre "All I really want to do is go to the book store, drink coffee and read" which she says is basically her. 

Article by Gail Entwistle of;    Digital Expressions and Artful Papers, Beaded Splendor, Entwistle Studio

6 comments:

  1. I was already familiar with your wonderful shop, but it's so nice to read your story, Amanda! I'm a bit of a Netflix junkie, too! ;)

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  2. Hi Amanda i just love your shop especially the elephants are a must in most of my tagt treasuries:))

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  3. Your prints are so whimsical and delightful! And you're a girl after my own heart- bookshops, coffee and reading are my faves too :)

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  4. Hi Amanda,
    I'm so happy to meet the talent behind your creative art! In a way, it reminds me of a whimsical interpretation of the Indian art of Western Canada where I grew up.

    Your shop is full of beautiful pieces of art and t-shirts. I wish you continued success on Etsy,
    JoJo

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  5. Thanks so much for sharing your story. Your prints are always elegant and trendy at the same time, and I love your work. Happy Sales!

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  6. Thank you everyone for the lovely comments, and Gail for the write-up!

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