Monday, February 20, 2012

Carolyn Jenkins of For Paws And Home: Interview with Giveaway

For the February 17th 1st anniversary of the ArtsistsForAnimals team on Etsy, the team held a 100 treasury challenge. Carolyn Jenkins of forpawsandhome created an amazing 16 treasuries! Lets learn more about this Lovely woman...

Enter shop

Please tell us a bit about yourself and your shop.
I live in small town rural Colonial Beach Virginia. I have one grown son and 5 grandchildren that live in Delaware. A house full of animals,hair and love. I love to make things I am interested in way to many things. I have a list a mile long of things I want to make one day. Time is so short there never seems to be enough time.
The shops best sellers have been the cat toys that I enjoy making while catching up on recorded shows after work I do a lot of craft shows through the year making it hard to stock up. But I am trying really hard this year to get ahead.

What inspired you to open your shop?
I loved the way Etsy looked and the interacting with others. I wish I could become a quit your day job story. I would love to do this 24-7

What do you do when you aren't designing & creating things?
Playing with my gang of animals,gardening,cooking,cleaning and trying to catch up on the teams,craft shows.

Where, who, or what does your influence come from?
My grandmother she always tried to help me crocheting and pushed me to always be busy.

What inspires you to be creative?

The sense of accomplishment when you make something and it turns out the way you visioned it. It goes back to my Grandmother (she raised me) pushing me to never have idle hands.

When did you first discover that you were or wanted to be an artist?
My grandmother would always crochet at night after all the chores and work was done. I was always interested and bugging her to teach me, I was around 7. I have never stopped, only added more crafts to my interest.

What inspired you to get involved in charity work/rescue?
I wish I could rescue all the animals in the world. Those beautiful eyes just rip at my heart. I have all I can handle now 4 dogs of my own plus 2 fosters,plus 2 cats all rescues. So until I win the lottery to build a rescue I do what I can to help my chosen charity.

What charity/cause are you promoting right now? Please tell us a little about it and where we can find out more. is my cause at this time. Mike and Joyce have several acres and special housing for cats and dogs that have disabilities. If they can not be adopted or fostered they stay there forever. I met them when one of the pups that I adopted ended up paralyzed by the time she was 3 months old. The helped me get a wheelchair for her as they will anyone that needs one.