If you are into crafting of any kind, you are probably acquainted with Mod Podge. And if you’re familiar with Mod Podge, you have probably read the blog and/or own the book Mod Podge Rocks, by Amy Anderson. I was able to score an interview with this lovely and talented woman from Atlanta, GA and I’m excited to share it below!
How many hours a week do you think you spend making vs doing businessy stuff? I do about 20% crafty stuff and 80% businessy stuff. Sometimes it’s even less crafty than that. People don’t realize that about blogging – it really changes (the percentage) as you grow.
What is a normal (or as normal as it gets) workday like? Any rituals you do every morning, etc? I’m the worst ritual person ever. I really want to become more regimented though . . . I’m all over the place. One thing that remains is that I am not a morning person. I like to get up between 8 – 9 and work on the computer first doing mindless work to get me going. Then I use a task app on my iPhone to tell me what to do next. My goal this year is to get more organized though and have days that I do things – for instance, schedule social media on Mondays, work on crafts on Tuesdays, etc.
Be honest, how many containers of Mod Podge do you own? What is your favorite kind to work with? You would laugh – I have about 3 bottles. My favorites are Hard Coat and Dimensional Magic – and I don’t even have any Hard Coat right now. Because my living/studio space (that I just moved out of) was so small, I couldn’t really have a lot of supplies on hand. so to have a ton of Mod Podge bottles just wasn’t possible. Just wait until I get into my new space though!
What is your favorite thing about what you do? I like getting to make my own decisions about big things. When you work at a traditional job, you have a boss. I like that I don’t have to run my decisions by anyone. Of course I have clients, but ultimately I decide what I do. Maybe I love it because I’m an oldest child and I have four younger brothers, and I’m bossy? :0
What do you see in your future? Definitely doing more consulting, writing another book – then I’m not sure. I should probably get a plan, no?
Since I found Mod Podge Rocks in my stash of craft books when I moved, this interview has inspired me to make some crafty creations from the book! I’ll be sure to share some of the projects. If you want to learn more about Amy Anderson, check out her cool tutorials or see where she gets her inspiration from, check out her blog and connect with her on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google + and Pinterest. If you want to be featured on the Meet the Maker, leave me a comment or e-mail me! You can also find me on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google + and Pinterest.